Cesare Pastorino Experiencing the Impact at Meteor Crater, Arizona

Experiencing the Impact at Meteor Crater, Arizona

I am an historian of science, interested in the origins and emergence of experimental culture in the early modern Europe.  I especially focus on the technical and economic factors affecting the development of experimental knowledge during the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century. I am also interested in the construction of new epistemic genres and practices of experimental reporting.

I am postdoctoral research fellow in the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge, a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Technische Universität Berlin.

I hold a PhD in history and philosophy of science from Indiana University and MAs from Indiana University and Lancaster University. I also have a degree (Laurea) in Physics from the University of Genova (Italy) and worked in the past on research projects in science education and communication.