Giorgio Strano Ph.D. (2003) in History of Science, University of Florence, is Curator of the Collections at the Institute e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence. He has published extensively on the history of astronomy, including Galileo's Telescope (2008). Stephen Johnson Ph.D. (1994) in History of Science, University of Cambridge, is Assistant Keeper at the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford.
His publications focus on instruments and practical mathematics from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Mara Miniati Curator emeritus at the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence, has authored more than one hundred publications. In March 1993, she was awarded the Paul Bunge Prize, an international award for historians of scientific instruments. Alison Morrison-Low D.Phil (2000) in Economic History with Physics, University of York, Principal Curator of Science at National Museums Scotland since 1980. Her recent publications explore the English instrument trade, for which she won the 2008 Paul Bunge Prize.
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