Laura Bassi

During the Age of Enlightenment, when Galilean and Newtonian science were becoming the paradigm across universities and academies throughout Europe - which were strictly reserved to men at the time - a "woman of exceptional talent" lived in Bologna, gaining recognition and influence in the scientific field. Her name was Laura Maria Caterina Bassi.


Un cattedra per Laura Bassi (

Laura Bassi, una vita straordinaria (

Luisa Cifarelli and Raffaella Simili (Eds), "Laura Bassi. The world’s first woman professor in natural philosophy", Springer, 2020


Text: V. Zanini, C. Bellhouse,

Voice: V. Zanini

Editing: F. Di Giacomo

Video and images: ESO, wikicommon, UNIBO, comune di Bologna, "bologna in 4k", "Una cattedra per Laura Bassi", "Laura Bassi, una vita straordinaria".

Music: Pokkio DJ "Classic Epic soundtrack"