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Daniele Macuglia

Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Peking University


Daniele Macuglia is a physicist and historian of science interested in scientific modeling, computation, and simulations. In his work, he envisions and communicates how these categories have interacted with each other from the early modern period to contemporary physical science.

Macuglia's research follows two major trajectories, one in the early modern period, one in the twentieth century. In both projects, he delves into the interaction among three fundamental subcultures of scientific thinking and practice: “modeling,” “computation,” and “simulations.” These categories, which Macuglia also employs in his teaching, allows him to be versatile in his scholarship. Macuglia encourages interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue and is always searching for new research opportunities.

In fall 2020, he was awarded the prize for best communication in the History of Physics at the 106th National Conference of the Italian Physical Society, and accepted an offer to join the faculty of the Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Peking University, where he is currently an assistant professor in the history of science.

For more details on his research and publications, please visit his website.


Molecular Dynamics

2019 – 2021