Niccolò Guicciardini wins the Francis Bacon Award

Reaktion author Niccolò Guicciardini has been selected as the next recipient of the Francis Bacon Award by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Offered biennially, the Francis Bacon Award is bestowed on an outstanding scholar whose work continues to have a substantial impact in the history of science, the history of technology, or historically-engaged philosophy of science. 

Guicciardini will spend one term as a Visiting Professor at Caltech to teach and lead a biennial conference that brings together the best younger and established scholars in the area of the Bacon Visiting Professor's specific interests.

Niccolò Guicciardini is an historian of the exact sciences in the modern period, with a particular interest in Isaac Newton. He teaches history of science at the University of Bergamo, Italy, and is the author of Reading the Principia: The Debate on Newton’s Mathematical Methods for Natural Philosophy from 1687 to 1736 (1999) and Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method (2009). His latest book, Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy, is published by Reaktion in February 2018.

For more information about the award, please visit the Caltech website.