PhD Professor Breno Arsioli Moura

Breno Arsioli Moura has a degree in Physics from Unicamp (2005) and a Master’s and Doctorate in Science Education from USP (2008; 2012), emphasizing History of Science. Since 2013, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), located in Santo André-SP. He performed postdoctoral internships at the Department of History at the University of California (Berkeley-USA) and the SPHÈre laboratory (Université Paris 7 – Diderot / CNRS, Paris-France) with FAPESP support. Between 2017 and 2020, he coordinated the project “The nature of light from Newton to Young: a study on optics between the 17th and 18th centuries”, funded by CNPq (Edital Universal 2016). He is currently one of the editors of the Revista Brasileira de História da Ciência.
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    • MOURA, B.A. The first French translation of Book II of Newton’s Opticks: omissions, abridgements and the quest for authorship. Notes and Records of the Royal Society, v. 76, n. 1, p. 85-106, 2022.
    • MOURA, B.A. The problem of reflection in eighteenth-century projectile theories of light. Physics in Perspective, v. 22, n. 3, p. 191-214, 2020.
    • MOURA, B.A. A filosofia natural de Benjamin Franklin: traduções de cartas e ensaios sobre a eletricidade e a luz. São Bernardo do Campo: EdUFABC, 2019.
    • MOURA, B.A. Newton versus Huygens: como (não) ocorreu a disputa entre suas teorias para a luz. Caderno Brasileiro de Ensino de Física, v. 33, n. 1, p. 111-141, 2016.
  • MOURA, B.A. O que é natureza da ciência e qual sua relação com a história e a filosofia da ciência. Revista Brasileira de História da Ciência, v. 7, n. 1, p. 32-46, 2014.

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