Anthology of Italian Physics (1855-1944)
Ferraris Galileo (1847 - 1897)
Papers on line:
G. Ferraris, Ricerche teoriche e sperimentali sul generatore secondario Gaulard e Gibbs, del prof. Galileo Ferraris, Il Nuovo Cimento, 1 (1885), 105-117:
- Part I
- Part II
G. Ferraris, Ricerche teoriche e sperimentali sul generatore secondario Gaulard e Gibbs, del prof. Galileo Ferraris (continuazione), Il Nuovo Cimento, 28 (1885), 12-49:
- Part I
- Part II
G. Ferraris, Ricerche teoriche e sperimentali sul generatore secondario Gaulard e Gibbs, del prof. Galileo Ferraris (continuazione e fine), Il Nuovo Cimento, 28 (1885), 115-127.
G. Ferraris, Rotazioni elettrodinamiche prodotte per mezzo di correnti alternate, nota del prof. Galileo Ferraris, Il Nuovo Cimento, 23 (1888), 246-263.
G. Mengarini, Necrologia di Galileo Ferraris, Il Nuovo Cimento, 5 (1897), 231-247.
Papers in Il Nuovo Cimento:
papers by Galileo Ferraris
Galileo Ferraris was born in Livorno Vercellese on October, 3, 1847.

He was one of four sons of a pharmacist and became one of the electrical innovators of the 1880's.

At the age of ten he went to live in Turin with an uncle physician , who guided the boy's education in sciences.

He spent three years at the University of Turin and two years at the Application School of Turin.

In 1869 he took the degree in Engineering ; his thesis was on propagation of electricity in homogenous solids.

He has been:
  • Assistant of Prof. Codazza at the Royal Industrial Museum of Turin (from 1870)
  • Doctor at the Faculty of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Turin (from 1872)
  • Teacher of Industrial Physics at the Royal Application School of Turin (from 1877)
  • Professor of General Physics at the War School (1877)
  • Professor at the Application School of Engineering of Turin (from November, 1, 1878)
  • Delegate of the Italian Government in the jury at the International Electricity Exposition at Paris (1881)
  • Delegate to the Paris Conference on electrical units standards (1882 )
  • Italian delegate to the Electrical Exposition in Vienna (1883)
  • President of the International section of the Electricity Exposition in Turin (starting from 1883)
  • Director of the electro-technical laboratory of the Industrial Museum of Turin (from December, 16, 1888)
  • Vice-President of the Electrical Exposition in Chigago in 1893 where the henry, the joule and the watt have been adopted
  • Italian delegate at the Congress of Genčve (summer 1896)
  • Senator of Italian Reign (October, 21, 1896)
  • One of the founders of the Electrotechnical Italian Association in Milan on December 1896
  • President of Metrical Italian Commission (from 1897)
Ferraris died in Turin on February, 7, 1897 at the age of 50.

In "Il Nuovo Cimento", Ferraris wrote 11 papers:
  • 10 on Electromagnetism
  • 1 on Electricity
Links:
Links: The Philosophy of Physics of an Engineer - G. Giuliani, Proceedings of the International Symposium "Galileo Ferraris and the conversion of energy. Development of electrical engineering over a century", Torino, October 27-29, 1997, pp. 55-74.
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