Paolo Brenni Death – Obituary, 1954 – 2021

By | December 7, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear President Paolo Brenni, who died suddenly on the night of 3-4 December 2021. We extend our condolences to his wife Andrea and his family.

Paolo was born in Mendrisio (Ticino, Switzerland) the 20th of March 1954.[1] He studied experimental physics at the University of Z├╝rich, where he graduated in 1981. He than specialised in the history of scientific instruments and of precision industry in the period from the beginning of 18th century to the mid-20th century. He soon started to work in Italy, first for the University of Pavia, where he restored and catalogued the physics collection of the university museum, and after in Florence for the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza and for the Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica.