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28 ottobre 2021: Reassessing Scientific Collaboration - A Final Workshop

Collaboratione Research

Reassessing Scientific Collaboration
A Final Workshop

28 October 2021

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Sala Cenacolo

Collaborative approach to research has become crucial in order to attain substantial results in practically all domains of natural sciences. Correspondingly, the notion of scientific collaboration has raised much interest among scholars of different disciplines and background, coming from domains as diverse as social epistemology and sociology of science, computer science, science policy, cognitive science and philosophy of action, history and philosophy of science. Indeed, there seems to be many cross-disciplinary questions that can only be answered with contributions from different areas — E.g., who is entitled to be a collaborator in a certain common effort and who is not? Are there many kinds of collaboration, and how could we distinguish among them? Why is collaboration more popular in certain fields than in others? Does only material/technical/economic advantages matter to collaboration, or are there cognitive benefits? And, of course, many other interesting issues can be raised.

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scientists from different areas, philosophers and historians of science, and social scientists. It aims to discuss the real collaborative practices in which scientists have been or are currently involved. It encourages scientists to reflect upon their actual practices and dealing with questions and ideas coming from different disciplines or specialties, while offering to historians, philosophers, and social scientists novel and fresh insights as well as an inside view for further research.


09.30: Opening and introduction (Luca Guzzardi)

10.00 – 11.00: First morning session (Chair: Andrea Guardo)
Brad Wray – The Epistemic Significance of the Size of Research Teams
Eugenio Petrovich – The acknowledgements of scientific publications between scientific collaboration and academic signaling

11.00 – 11.15: COFFEE BREAK

11.15 – 12.15: Second morning session (Chair: Massimo Lazzaroni)
Tommaso Maccacaro – Spontaneous scientific collaboration: a personal recollection
Lucio Rossi – Physics research as large international collaborative enterprise

12.15 – 13.00: Discussion

13.00 – 14.00: LUNCH

14.00 – 15.45: Afternoon session (Chair and Introduction: Leonardo Gariboldi)
Marco Giammarchi — Astroparticle Physics and Particle Physics. Not only size matters
Martin Kater — Research on rice genetics as an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborative effort
Letizia Bonizzoni – Interdisciplinary projects in the field of Cultural Heritage conservation

15.45 – 16.45: Discussion

16.45 – 17.00: COFFEE BREAK

17.00: Free visit to museum collections

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Please, note that due to health restrictions, attendance is limited to 25 participants. Inquiries about participation should be addresses to luca.guzzardi@unimi.it.

Organiziation: Luca Guzzardi.

28 ottobre 2021
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