Silvia Bencivelli is an Italian scientific journalist. After graduating in Medicine and Surgery she attended a Master's in Communication of Science at Sissa in Trieste and since 2004 she has written about science for magazines and newspapers both online and on paper ("la Repubblica", "D di Repubblica", "Le Scienze", "La Stampa", "Tuttogreen", "Mente e Cervello", "Wired.it"). From 2005 to 2011, she worked at the editorial office for "Radio 3 Scienza", a Rai Radio 3 scientific newspaper. She currently works for schools for communication and teaches multimedia scientific journalism at the Master's "Science in Journalism" at "La Sapienza" university. She collaborates with publishing houses (Il Saggiatore, Sironi, De Agostini scuola) and communication agencies (La Fabbrica, effecinque). She also produced several short films and the documentary "Segna con me" directed by Chiara Tarfano. Her books include "Perché ci piace la musica" (2007 and 2012), "Cosa intendi per domenica" (2013) and "Comunicare la scienza" with Francesco Paolo de Celia (2013). "Soldi, cuore, cervello. Alle origini delle scelte economiche" written with Giordano Zevi is forthcoming. In 2012, she was awarded the Piazzano Prize for scientific journalism in April 2014 and the 'Paolo Antonelli' prize for her contributions for newspapers.
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