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Realdi, Matteo
Post-doc researcher


PhD in Astronomy (2009) at the University of Padova, Italy. He worked at the Department of Physics (Padova) on the history of modern relativistic cosmology, and collaborated with the Science Museum of Trento (Italy), working in astronomy education and science communication. His work at CEHIC is devoted to the historical reconstruction of the development of astrophysics in Spain in the 20th Century.

Contact information
Facultad de Ciencias
Campus de la UAB
08193 Bellaterra

Research interests
Astronomy and astrophysics in Spain in the 20th Century.
History of astrophysics and modern cosmology.
Astronomy education.

Current research projects
Spain in space. The rise of astrophysics and space science in Spain (1942-2000)

Main publications
Giulio Peruzzi, and Matteo Realdi (2011): "The quest for the size of the universe in early relativistic cosmology (1917- 1930)". Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 65, 6, pp. 659-689.

Matteo Realdi (2010): "Il ruolo dell'effetto de Sitter nei dibattiti cosmologici degli anni Venti". Giornale di Astronomia, 36, 1, pp. 21-28.

Matteo Realdi (2009): "Idee, dibattiti e controversie nelle prime fasi della cosmologia moderna relativistica".  OpenPost, 1,  pp. 31-38.

Matteo Realdi, and Giulio Peruzzi (2009): "Einstein, de Sitter and the beginning of relativistic Cosmology in 1917". General Relativity and Gravitation, 41, 2, pp. 225-247.