Gabriella Bernardi

Gabriella Bernardi

Gabriella Bernardi is a science journalist and author based in Turin, Italy. Her two most recent books are Giovanni Domenico Cassini: A Modern Astronomer in the 17th Century (Springer, 2017), and The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel (Springer, 2016).

Gabriella Bernardi is a science journalist and author based in Turin, Italy. Her two most recent books are Giovanni Domenico Cassini: A Modern Astronomer in the 17th Century (Springer, 2017), and The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel.

  • New materials close in on the artificial heart

    Researchers report success with polymers that can change shape.

    Italian researchers are developing innovative photo-responsive materials they believe are capable of reproducing the ...

    July 11, 2019
  • AI says we can teleport qubits

    Deep learning shows its worth in the word of quantum computing.

    Italian researchers have shown that it is possible to teleport a quantum bit (or qubit) in what might be called a rea...

    June 25, 2019
  • Venice lagoon contains an ‘underwater dump’

    The historic city is endangered by boat traffic and dredging.

    A new study has revealed the precarious future of the famous lagoon in the historical Italian city of Venice. The re...

    May 26, 2019
  • Chile petroglyphs point to 1700-year-old star-gazing site

    The astronomers at the European Southern Observatory might not have been the first to stand on th...

    One of the engraved stones on the elevated site at La Silla, thought to be part of an ancient star-observing platform...

    February 27, 2019
  • Mathematicians zero in on the birth of Hypatia

    Probability theory deployed to recalculate the birth date of antiquity’s most famous female schol...

    She was born in Egypt, at Alexandria, in an era in which women were not considered equals to men. However, her father...

    November 13, 2018
  • Interview: Seeing the (very bright) light in Hamburg

    Biomedical engineer Kathryn Margery Spiers travelled from Australia to Germany to work at the wor...

    Kathryn Margery Spiers is an Australian scientist at PETRA III, the high-brilliance third generation synchrotron radi...

    July 31, 2018
  • The comet calculator: Nicole-Reine Lepaute

    The daughter of a palace servant, Nicole-Reine Lepaute was an 18th century ‘savant calculatrice’ ...

    On 5 January 1723, Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière was born in the Luxembourg Palace in Paris, the ancient seat of t...

    July 29, 2018
  • German science facility is very flash

    An enormous laser in Hamburg is helping researchers see things on an atomic scale. Gabriella Bern...

    One is linear and the other circular, one underground and the other outside, one opened just 12 months ago, the other...

    June 28, 2018
  • In Sweden, big money and big science combine to produce tiny particles

    A European joint venture is set to change the nature of research when it opens in 2023. Gabriella...

    Just 50,000 cubic metres of concrete, 6000 tonnes of rebar, 40 kilometres of pipe for air distribution and 2000 kilom...

    May 9, 2018
  • Europe’s newest planetarium opens with a bang

    A unique visitor centre at the European Southern Observatory HQ in Germany should inspire a new g...

    The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has opened a planetarium and visitor centre next to its headquarters, in the ...

    April 30, 2018
  • Unforgotten sisters: The comet calculator

    In the final of her three-part series, Italian science writer Gabriella Bernardi profiles eightee...

    The birthplace of Madame Nicole-Reine Lepaute was the prestigious Luxembourg Palace in Paris, the ancient seat of the...

    April 10, 2018
  • Unforgotten sisters: The woman who bested Kepler

    In the second of a three-part series, Italian science writer Gabriella Bernardi profiles seventee...

    She was able to hold a conversation in seven languages: German, Italian, French, Polish, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. She...

    April 3, 2018
  • The unforgotten sisters: Sonduk, the astronomer queen

    In the first of a three-part series, Italian science writer Gabriella Bernardi profiles a seventh...

    Will I ever know the truth about the stars?I’m too young to engage in theories about our Universe.I just know that I ...

    March 28, 2018

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