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  • Building where Antonio Pacinotti lived, Pisa.zoom in altra finestra
  • Commemorative plaque affixed in 1934 on the facade of the house of Antonio Pacinotti, Pisa.zoom in altra finestra

House of Antonio Pacinotti

Beside the Domus Galilaeana on via Santa Maria, one of the most picturesque city streets, stands the house once inhabited by physicist Antonio Pacinotti, as recalled by a plaque walled on the facade in 1934. Pacinotti soon turned to the problems of electrophysics, dealing with measuring electric currents and dynamic generators of electricity, and even built a measuring instrument (the Pacinotti Ring), which he experimented in 1859. After a brilliant university and scientific career, in 1881 he succeeded his father on the chair of technological physics at the University of Pisa.


Texts by Graziano Magrini

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 20/feb/2008