Nicola Pizzolato received a M.S. degree in physics (astrophysics and space science) in 1997. Ph.D. in Physics in 2002 at University of Palermo, Italy. His research activity was mainly devoted to astrophysics up to 2004, studies on naval magnetism at the NATO Naval Base of Augusta (SR) in 2005 and computational biophysics of complex systems in cancer research and condensed matter Physics between 2006 and 2010. More recently, his research interests include the development of effective strategies of teaching-learning science in upper secondary school and university level, by following an inquiry-based approach to physics education. He finished a second PhD in "Physics Education" at the University of Palermo in 2013. He has published more than 80 scientific publications and 40 papers in ISI journals.
Agnese Russo is a Physics and Math Teacher at the Scientific Secondary School “B.Croce” in Palermo. Graduated in Mathematics at the University of Palermo in 1995, she is author of several research papers in the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. In 2007 she got the qualification of ECDL Examiner. In 2013, she attended, as a Tutor, the laboratory of Modern Physics in the context of PNLS (National Plan for Scientific Degrees) and in 2013 the refresher course of “QUANTUM PHYSICS” for teachers of secondary school at the University of Palermo. From 2015 to 2017 she attended the Symposium “Light & Life” at the “International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies”, the GIREP International Conference on Physics Education and the laboratory of Electromagnetism and Modern Physics and Chemistry in the context of PNLS.