Matteo Valleriani

Matteo Valleriani is affiliated to Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany. He is an expert on ancient and early modern mechanics and his research work focuses especially on the role of technology in the process of emergence on new theoretical scientific knowledge. Matteo Valleriani is author of the book "Galileo Engineer," published in 2010 by Springer Dordrecht in the series Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
Matteo Valleriani

List of Publications

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Metallurgy, Ballistics and Epistemic Instruments

A new edition of Nicolò Tartaglia’s "Nova scientia" shows how the emergence of theoretical ballistics was a consequence of the technological innovations that took place in the frame of the practice of iron casting at the turn from the fifteenth to the sixteenth century.