The Proceedings of the 38th SISFA Congress include contributions touching a number of key topics in the history of physics and astronomy, ranging from antiquity to the 20th century. Instruments, collections and the interplay between the history of science and education are also among the various subjects addressed. The year 2018 was particularly dense of important anniversaries, among which the disappearance of Ettore Majorana (1938), the negative impact on science of the racial laws promulgated in Italy (1938), and the birth of Angelo Secchi (1818), one of the founders of modem astrophysics. Specific Topical sessions examined these important figures and events on the basis of up-to-date scholarly research. One among the significant moments of the Congress was the awarding of the 1st SISFA Best Paper Prize, dedicated to young scholars working in the areas of the history of physics and astronomy. The presentation and discussion of the 2018 HYPE - History and Physics Experience, held in May by the Italian and the International Associations of Physics and History Students (AISF, IAPS, ISHA), was another such moment, witnessing the remarkable cultural interest of the younger generations for the history of physics. The publication of the Proceedings is the final achievement of the Congress and we hope that it will stimulate the interest of scholars devoting their activity to the history of physics and astronomy.

Proceedings of the 38 Annual Conference of the Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy. Atti del XXXVIII Convegno Annuale della Società Italiana degli Storici della Fisica e dell'Astronomia (SISFA). Messina, Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Reggio Calabria, 3-6 Ottobre 2018

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The Proceedings of the 38th SISFA Congress include contributions touching a number of key topics in the history of physics and astronomy, ranging from antiquity to the 20th century. Instruments, collections and the interplay between the history of science and education are also among the various subjects addressed. The year 2018 was particularly dense of important anniversaries, among which the disappearance of Ettore Majorana (1938), the negative impact on science of the racial laws promulgated in Italy (1938), and the birth of Angelo Secchi (1818), one of the founders of modem astrophysics. Specific Topical sessions examined these important figures and events on the basis of up-to-date scholarly research. One among the significant moments of the Congress was the awarding of the 1st SISFA Best Paper Prize, dedicated to young scholars working in the areas of the history of physics and astronomy. The presentation and discussion of the 2018 HYPE - History and Physics Experience, held in May by the Italian and the International Associations of Physics and History Students (AISF, IAPS, ISHA), was another such moment, witnessing the remarkable cultural interest of the younger generations for the history of physics. The publication of the Proceedings is the final achievement of the Congress and we hope that it will stimulate the interest of scholars devoting their activity to the history of physics and astronomy.
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