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Chimica e chimici a Firenze

Dall’ultimo de’ Medici al padre del Centro Europeo di Risonanze Magnetiche
  • Marco Fontani,
  • Mary Virginia Orna,
  • Mariagrazia Costa,

In Florence, the union between art and science is a reason for broad reflection. Florence anticipated the present age: the 'city of art' has always had a 'scientific mind'. In the Middle Ages, chemistry and applied sciences were the driving forces behind the city's economic growth. Starting from the discovery and use of urine as a mordant, Florence’s Arte della Lana (the Guild of Wool Manufacturers and Merchants), then at its apex, employed a third of the population of the city. In more recent times, the scientific interest has been kept alive by the Medici family, and later by the University of Florence. Three figures dominate in Florence’s history of chemistry: the 'emigrant' Hugo Schiff (1834-1915); Angelo Angeli (1864-1931), perhaps Italy’s greatest organic chemist; and last, in chronological order, Ivano Bertini (1940-2012), protagonist of an actual scientific renaissance in Florence, and founder of the European Centre for Magnetic Resonance.

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Marco Fontani

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0630-2128

Mary Virginia Orna

The College of New Rochelle, United States

Mariagrazia Costa

University of Florence, Italy

Marco Fontani is a scholar of the subject; he has published over 120 scientific works. He recently published: De reditu eorum: Sulle tracce degli elementi scomparsi, The lost elements: the periodic table’s shadow side with M. Costa and M. V. Orna, and «Scientific Florence», in Science history study tours edited by M. V. Orna.
Mary Virginia Orna is Professor of Chemistry at the College of New Rochelle, United States. She is the author of several publications on analytical chemistry, molecular biophysics and surface physics-chemistry, and can boast the publication of a great number books, as well as awards like the prestigious ACS George C. Pimentel National Award in Chemical Education.
Mariagrazia Costa is a former professor of the Chemistry Department of the University of Florence. She has carried out scientific activity, as shown by over 250 publications and various audiovisuals on spectroscopy, environmental research, teaching and history of chemistry; since 1986, she has been the co-founder of the Educational Research Laboratory in Chemistry Education and Integrated Sciences.
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Book Title

Chimica e chimici a Firenze

Book Subtitle

Dall’ultimo de’ Medici al padre del Centro Europeo di Risonanze Magnetiche

Authors

Marco Fontani, Mary Virginia Orna, Mariagrazia Costa

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Number of Pages

182

Publication Year

2015

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© 2015 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-789-0

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978-88-6655-788-3

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978-88-6655-789-0

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978-88-6655-790-6

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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