Arianna Borrelli

Arianna Borrelli works within an interdisciplinary research cluster on the "Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)" funded by the German Research Foundation at the University of Wuppertal. The LHC - the world's largest particle accelerator - started operating in the spring of 2010 at CERN (Geneva) and recently announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. The interdisciplinary project follows how the dialogue between theory and experiment about and around present and future LHC- results unfolds. Born in Rome (Italy) Borrelli has held research positions in various fields and countries: theoretical high energy physics in Italy, U.K and CERN, history and philosophy of science at the University of Braunschweig and at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science (Berlin). Apart from particle physics and its historical and philosophical aspects, her research interests include medieval cosmology, early modern meteorology and premodern and modern mechanics.