I am a historian of science, working on science and natural philosophy in the Renaissance and the early modern period. My primary interest is in the origins and development of experimental practices: I study the role of practical knowledge in contexts and disciplines like technology, politics, and the humanities.
I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Technische Universität Berlin. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge. I also worked for many years in leading digital history projects: The Chymistry of Isaac Newton and The Newton Project.
I hold a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from Indiana University, with a minor in Renaissance studies, and MAs from Indiana University and the History Department at 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.