קולוקוויום בפיזיקה: Galileo and the Science Deniers
Prof. Mario Livio, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
I will trace Galileo's fascinating life as I will examine his monumental achievements in astronomy, mechanics, and the development of the scientific method. I will also analyze his complex and tragic interaction with the Catholic Church, which eventually led to Galileo being declared a suspected heretic by the Roman Inquisition.
I will emphasize Galileo's relevance to a world in which anti-science attitudes have proliferated, and where there is a widening schism between the humanities and the sciences. Galileo's story serves as a potent reminder of the importance of freedom of thought.
מארגן האירוע: פרופ' רנן ברקנא (http://wise-obs.tau.ac.il/~barkana/colloq.html)