Marco Storni has received his PhD in 2018 from the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris and the University of Bologna. Before joining ULB, he held research positions at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and at the University of Neuchâtel.
His research focuses on two main areas. As a historian of philosophy, he studies the epistemological debates of the French Enlightenment, and the eighteenth-century controversies on natural philosophy, particularly those originated by the diffusion of Newtonian theories in Europe.
As a historian of scientific practice, he is interested in the birth of a culture of experiment in the early modern age, the history of scientific academies, and the knowledge embedded in object construction and use.
He has published the monograph Maupertuis. Le philosophe, l'académicien, le polémiste (Paris 2022) and several articles in international journals.