Convegno SISFA 2016

Logo Convegno SISFA 2016

The 36th annual Congress of the Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy (SISFA) will take place in Naples on October 04-07, 2016 (see The main venue of the Congress will be the Department of Physics "Ettore Pancini" at the University of Naples "Federico II", Complesso Universitario di Monte S. Angelo. Continuing the series of SISFA annual meetings, the Congress aims at promoting the study of the history of Physics and Astronomy in Italy. At the same time, it provides an opportunity to strengthen old and establish new links among the members of SISFA, the members of other scholarly societies and researchers working in the same and in related fields. A special session will be devoted to the centennial of Einstein's theoretical prediction of gravitational waves and to their recent experimental discovery. Other special sessions: "Giuseppe Saverio Poli (1746-1825) and the development of Science in Southern Italy between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" and "Historical Collections of Scientific Instruments in Naples and Southern Italy".