Laura Bassi

Laura Maria Caterina Bassi was an Italian physicist and academic. Recognised and depicted as "Minerva", she was the second woman in the world to earn the degree of Doctor... Wikipedia

  • Born:  October 29, 1711, Bologna, Papal States
  • Died:  February 20, 1778, Bologna
  • Nationality:  Italian
  • Fields:  Physics, Philosophy, Mathematics
  • Institutions:  University of Bologna
  • Patrons:  Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini (Pope Benedict XIV)
  • Alma mater:  University of Bologna
  • Notable students:  Lazzaro Spallanzani
  • Known for:  First female university professor. Populariser of Newtonian mechanics in Italy.
  • Influences:  Isaac Newton
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo