Galileo Galilei

The Italian polymath – philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, physicist, engineer and talented author – Galileo Galilei was born 450 years ago. The Renaissance man of Pisa, a man of many talents, already became a legend in his own time.

Large Binocular Telescope shows a lava lake on Jupiter's moon Io more

A man of many talents, Galileo Galilei was a pugnacious and committed scientist who achieved world renown even in his own day more

How the mathematics professor Galileo became a passionate telescope builder and enthusiastic sky watcher more

The Copernican worldview has prevailed - not, however, Galileo’s theory of the tides. more

Interview with Max Planck Director Jürgen Renn on the importance of the Italian scholar who was born 450 years ago more

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