Daniele Macuglia

Macuglia is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Chicago’s Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree in atomic physics from the University of Pavia in Italy, and a master’s degree in the history of science from the University of Chicago. He won the 13th Italian National Contest for Young Scientists, and received a European Union Contest for Young Scientists Special Prize. Macuglia is a member of the Italian and German Physical Societies, the Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy, and the British Society for the History of Science. In his current dissertation project, he is researching the influence and spread of Newton’s ideas on gravitation and on the nature of light among mathematicians and natural philosophers in 18th-century century Rome—one of the major European hubs for the spread of Newtonian science.