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Galileo's background as an engineer (1)

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I will talk about renaissance humanism and new engineering ambitions in the renaissance, from Brunelleschi, Daniele, the Theatres of Machines to Tartaglia: this is the rise of a new kind of socially ambitious, epistemically ambitious Archimidean mathematical engineer.

This talk is part of the Galileo, his life and times (history of science for mathmos) series.

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