Interests: Philosophy of Science
Gianfranco Spavieri was born in Italy in 1942 where he received a Doctor degree in Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan and, later, he specialized in Theoretical Physics at the University of California. He carried out research activities in California, Arizona, at the International Center for Theoretical Physics of Trieste and the National Research Council of Rome. He is presently a faculty member of the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of The Andes in Venezuela. Several of his scientific contributions on the foundations of physics have appeared in international journals, together with some philosophical essays on science and humanities. His book Fragments of the Rainbow (Frammenti d'arcobaleno), on the relationship between science and myth, has been published by Edizioni Arcipelago (Milan, 1998). As a member of the graduate program of Fundamental Physics of the Center of Theoretical Astrophysics, he is directing some thesis and Miguel Rodriguez is one of his graduate students.
School address: Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Universidad de los Andes, M?rida 5101-Venezuela