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Raffaella Bonino


Researcher in Experimental Physics

PLS coordinator

Matteo Leone

0116703240 / 7433

Associate Professor in Didactics and History of Physics at the Dep. of Philosophy and Educational Science, Univ. Turin

Director of the Museum of Physics

Daniela Marocchi


Retired Associate Professor of Experimental Physics

former PLS coordinator



 Marta Rinaudo 


PhD project “Toward and integrated museum of physics in Piedmont” (XXXII cycle)


 Antonio Amoroso


Research technician


The research group in Didactics and History of Physics works in the field of Physics education, both at the primary and at the secondary school levels, and in the field of History of Physics.

The Physics education activities are aimed at studying student’s prior knowledge and learning achievements in formal and informal learning settings. A number of these activities are part of the Scientific Degrees Plan (PLS) financed by the Italian Ministry of Education.

As for the History of Physics, the group is currently working on the history of the collection of physics instruments preserved by the Physics Museum of the University of Turin and by high school physics cabinets in Turin and the Piedmont. The goal is to address the possible role of these collections within the physics and science education. This work is conducted in collaboration with the Historical Archives of the University of Turin and with the Network of School Museums of the City of Turin.

Scientific Degree Plan (PLS) Activities

Museum of Physics web site  (under restyling):

Sistema Museale di Ateneo:

Network of Scool Museums of the City of Turin:



Leone M, Robotti N (2017). The emergence of Melloni’s optical bench. Eur. J. Phys. 38, 015802: doi:10.1088/0143-0807/38/1/015802

Leone M, Robotti N (2015). Chasing the ghost particle: The long and winding road toward the detection of solar neutrinos, Am. J. Phys. 83, 873-880:

Guerra F, Leone M, Robotti N (2015). The discovery of X-rays diffraction: From crystals to DNA. A case study to promote understanding of the nature of science and of its interdisciplinary character, Il Nuovo Cimento C 38, 95:

Leone M (2014). History of Physics as a Tool to Detect the Conceptual Difficulties Experienced by Students: The Case of Simple Electric Circuits in Primary Education, Science & Education 23, 923-953:

Rinaudo M, Marocchi D,  Amoroso A (2015) Vacuum: its meaning and its effects throughout experimental activities, GIREP-MPTL 2014, ISBN: 978-88-907460-7-9

Marocchi D ,Serio M, (2015) Laboratory activities and the perception of the students, Proceeding GIREP-MPTL International Conference 2014, Palermo 7-12 luglio 2014, ISBN: 978-88-907460-7-9

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