Friday, February 15, 2013

449th Birth Anniversary of Galileo Galilei

Portrait of  Galileo Galilei
Portrait of  Galileo Galilei (public domain) Wikimedia
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Thought I'd jump ahead of the clamor as most of the world will celebrate Galileo Galilei's 450th in the coming year. Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker is also looking ahead and has some thoughts on Galileo's iconoclastic life and achievements. He also discusses some new books about him that are forthcoming.

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