Pietro Blaserna: A life for science

Born in Fiumicello di Aquileja on 22 February 1836, Pietro Blaserna graduated in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Vienna in 1856. In the same year he began his research career as an assistant to Andreas von Ettingshausen, then director of the Institute of Physics of Vienna. Here he has the opportunity to deal with the experimental verification of theoretical predictions about the development and duration of induced currents and extra-currents, publishing his first works in the scientific journal Sitzungsberichte between 1858 and 1859 and then moving to Paris to work as Henri's assistant. -Victor Regnault at the Collège de France.