Maria Sibylla Merian. Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1705)
Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1730)
Art Forms of Nature de Ernst Haeckel (1899)
Frontispício de Evidence As To Man's Place in Nature de Thomas Henry Huxley (1863)
Henri Poincaré (1854-1912)
William Watson. Experiments and observations tending to illustrate the nature and properties of electricity (1748)
Gerador eletrostático desenvolvido por Jean Antoine Nollet
Manuscrito de Isaac Newton "Of colours" (1665-66)
Alfred Russell em viagem pelos Rio Negro e Amazonas (1853)
Experimento das "Esferas de Magdeburg" de Otto von Guericke (1654)

Welcome to the new website of the Group of History, Theory and Didactics of Science! Here you can learn about its members and their publications.


The Group of History and Theory of Science was created in 1991 at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. It is attached to the Department of Cosmic Rays and Chronology of the "Gleb Wataghin" Physics Institute of UNICAMP.

Research activities include:

  • Foundations, methodology and history of science – especially in the physical and biological sciences
  • History of Brazilian and Portuguese science, medicine and technology


New book by Roberto De Andrade Martins e Pedro Rosa
by Profa. Dra. Cibelle Celestino Silva in 06.05.2014

Second new
by Profa. Dra. Cibelle Celestino Silva in 16.09.2012