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Galileo, his life and times (history of science for mathmos)

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A series of 8 extra lectures this Michaelmas term, in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Mondays 4 pm in MR14 .

I will cover some highlights of the life and times of Galileo (in a non-technical way), from his fairly mediocre mathematics and frankly ludicrous physics to his out of date (and wrong) astronomy … debunking the mythology about his squabble with the Church, and talking about what he did that was really interesting to contemporaries: his revolutionary observations of the heavens, his revolutionary claim that kinematics is a new science and a new //kind// of science and his brilliant polemic against traditional science, using the terms of that traditional science.

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0 upcoming talks and 8 talks in the archive.

Galileo's arguments with the Church (a revisionist view) (7/8)

UserPiers Bursill-Hall, DPMMS.

HouseCMS MR 14, Monday 19 November 4 pm.

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The greatest scientific polemic ever: the Diologo, 1632 (6/8)

UserPiers Bursill-Hall, DPMMS.

HouseCMS MR 14, Monday 12 November 4 pm.

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The telescope, Siderius Nuncius, the Letter on Sunspots. (4/8)

UserPiers Bursill-Hall, DPMMS.

HouseCMS MR 14, Monday 29 October 4 pm.

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Galileo's early career, Pisa and Padua (3/8)

UserPiers Bursill-Hall, DPMMS.

HouseCMS MR 14, Monday 22 October 4 pm.

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Engineering and mathematics in the late 16th century (2/8)

UserPiers Bursill-Hall, DPMMS.

HouseCMS MR 14, Monday 15 October 4 pm.

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Galileo's background as an engineer (1)

UserPiers Bursill-Hall, DPMMS.

HouseCMS MR 14, Monday 8 October 4 pm.

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