Galileo’s Birthday

Today is Galileo’s birthday, and it’s worth pausing for a moment to celebrate one of the founders of modern science, and one of the giants of its history.

The standard biographies of Galileo are by the late Stillman Drake, one of the world’s greatest authorities on Galileo and his life (see here, here, and here). There is also a work by Dava Sobel, Galileo’s Daughter, that looks very interesting.

I had the pleasure of being in Syracusa, Sicily, in May 2009:


About Santo D'Agostino

I have taught mathematics and physics since the mid 1980s. I have also been a textbook writer/editor since then. Currently I am working independently on a number of writing and education projects while teaching physics at my local university. I love math and physics, and love teaching and writing about them. My blog also discusses education, science, environment, etc. Further resources, and online tutoring, can be found at my other site
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