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  • About our Authors

Wanderlice da Silva Assis (most recent contribution Material Culture of a Secondary School Instruments for Science Teaching) is currently a doctoral student at the University of South Mato Grosso in the Program of Postgraduate in Education, and a librarian at the same Institution.  Professor at The Institute of Higher Education FUNLEC (IESF) in the undergraduate and the postgraduate in Library Science.  Graduated in Library Science from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and received her Masters Degree in Education from the Federal University of South Mato Grosso (UFMS).

Katia Maria de Oliveira Bello  (most recent contribution Pico dos Dias Observatory and its instrumentation: witnesses of astronomical revolutions in the last four decades) worked at Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins – MAST (Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and is retired since 2012. She is a historian.

Zenilda Ferreira Brasil  (most recent contribution Pico dos Dias Observatory and its instrumentation: witnesses of astronomical revolutions in the last four decades) works at Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa (Rui Barbosa House Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She is a museologist and Master student in the Graduate Programme of Museology of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).

Randall Brooks (most recent contribution Richard Upham Marsters: the first Chronometer Maker in North America) is a past editor of the print version of Rittenhouse.   His primary research interests are the assessment of  the precession with which astronomical instruments were made and the discovery of instrumental errors.  His PhD thesis was on the production and use of precision screws such as those used in astronomical micrometers, related survey and nautical instruments, scale dividing engines and related machine tools.  He is a Research Associate with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and teaches a course on Artefacts at the Univ. of King’s College, both in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Tania Pereira Dominici (most recent contribution Pico dos Dias Observatory and its instrumentation: witnesses of astronomical revolutions in the last four decades) works at Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins – MAST (Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She is a Physicist, with a Master and Doctorate degree in Astrophysics.

Thomas Greenslade (most recent paper with David Keeports:  The Murfee Resonator) received an A.B. in physics from Amherst College in 1959 and a doctorate in experimental low temperature physics from Rutgers University in 1965.  Tom was a physics faculty member at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (1964 to 2005).  His research deals with early physics teaching apparatus, and he has a web site, a collection, and nearly 355 illustrations of early apparatus which have appeared in the American Journal of Physics.  A prolific author, Tom has 257 publications  and has given almost 200 talks.  He is the chair of the History and Philosophy of Physics Comm. of the American Association of Physics Teachers.  They awarded him a Distinguished Service Citation in 1987, and in 2002 listed him as one of the 75 most influential physics teachers and physicists in the United States.  Tom also has a contribution on Wheatstone Bridges under the Collections section of eRittenhouse.

 David Keeports (most recent paper with Thomas Greenslade:  The Murfee Resonator)  is a professor of physics and chemistry at Mills College in Oakland, California.  He is a regular contributor of articles to physics education journals who has served on the editorial board of The Physics Teacher.

Maria Lucia de Niemeyer Matheus Loureiro  (most recent contribution Pico dos Dias Observatory and its instrumentation: witnesses of astronomical revolutions in the last four decades) works at Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins – MAST (Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She is a museologist with a Master and Doctorate degree in Information Science.

Eurize Caldas Pessanha (most recent contribution Material Culture of a Secondary School Instruments for Science Teaching) is associated professor at Federal University of South Mato Grosso (UFMS) in the undergraduate in Pedagogy and the Program of Postgraduate in Education. Graduated in Modern Languages Teaching and Pedagogy from the Faculty of Philosophy of Campos, got her Master Degree in Education from the PUC University in Rio de Janeiro, and her PhD in Education from the University of São Paulo (USP). Her postdoctoral studies were at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, United States.

 Claudia Penha dos Santos (most recent contribution Pico dos Dias Observatory and its instrumentation: witnesses of astronomical revolutions in the last four decades) works at Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins – MAST (Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She is a museologist, with a Master degree in History of Science and Doctorate student in the Graduate Programme of Museology of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).

 

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