Flavia Marcacci (Marsciano - Pg, 1976) graduated in Philosophy at the University of Perugia (2001). She obtained her PhDs at the University of Urbino and at the Pontifical Lateran University. Here she is Full Professor of History of Scientific Thought at the Faculty of Philosophy. She collaborates with the University of Urbino, the University of Perugia, the Theological Institute of Assisi. She is Adjunct lecturer at Notre Dame University Rome Global Gateway and Visiting Doctoral Professor at the University of Lille. Member of several scientific societies and academies and vice-director of the Research Area IRAFS (International Research Area on Foundations of the Sciences, www.irafs.org).
She works mainly in the history of ancient and modern science, focusing on aspects of logic, mathematics, and astronomy. The core of her research is about the development of and comparison among scientific theories and their interactions with theology. Among her publications, in addition to numerous articles published in Italian and international journals and various editorships, include: "Alle origini dell'assiomatica: gli Eleati, Aristotele, Euclide" (Arachne, Rome 2012); "Magna longeque admirabilia. Astronomy and cosmology in the ancient fund of the Biblioteca Beato Pio IX" (Panini-LUP, Modena-Vatican City 2009); "Galileo Galilei, a history to observe" (LUP, Rome 2015); (with W.R. Shea), "Intervista a Galileo" (Carocci, Rome 2015); "Cieli in contraddizione. Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Third World System" (Aguaplano-Accademia delle Scienze di Modena, Perugia-Modena).