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Enzo Ferrara

Drat Istituto Nazionale Ricerca Metrologica - INRIM
Focus area: Chemistry, Medicine, Sociology, Urban Planning, Built Environment, Writing, Literature, Poetry

Enzo Ferrara, researcher at the Italian National Institute of Metrology (INRIM) – Department of Nanoscience and Materials, Strada delle Cacce, 19 – 10135 Torino (Italy). After graduation in chemistry, he accomplished research in Materials Science at the National Institute for Electrotechnics Galileo Ferraris (IEN, Turin – Italy, now INRIM), working for the development and characterization of innovative materials for electro-technology applications. Since 1996, he continues research activities devoted to production of innovative amorphous, micro- and nano-sized materials and devices optimized to application-oriented purposes and to the development of metrological instrumental magnetic measurements to study and optimize micro-structural properties and electromagnetic behavior in ferromagnetic materials. Since 2000, he also devotes research to the study of natural magnetism for environmental protection and for the rescue of the cultural and artistic heritage also teaching Dating Techniques, and Archaeomagnetism, as a joined (yearly contract) professor, Master Degree Course in Materials Science for Cultural Heritage, University of Turin.
Since 2016, vicepresident of Centro Studi Sereno Regis - Torino, a research Institute for nonviolence, peace, and sustainability.
Since 2020, president of Centro Studi Sereno Regis - Peace Research Institute

Journal Articles:
Leonardo Reviews

Invention and Innovation: A Brief History of Hype and Failure

October 2023
Leonardo Reviews

Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation by Patrick Carroll. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, U.S.A., 2006. 290 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN-13: 978-0-520-24753-6

April 2008
Leonardo Reviews

The Nuclear Comeback by Justin Pemberton. Icarus Films, release 2008, copyright 2007. DVD, 53 min, closed captioned. Distributor's web site: 〈http://icarusfilms.com/ new2008/nuc.html〉

October 2009

The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World’s Greatest Challenge

February 2015

From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind and Cultural Evolution

April 2015
Leonardo Reviews

The Edge of Objectivity: An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas

June 2018
Leonardo Reviews

The Book of the Pharaohs

October 2004