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.
A man of many talents, Galileo Galilei was a pugnacious and committed scientist who achieved world renown even in his own day
How the mathematics professor Galileo became a passionate telescope builder and enthusiastic sky watcher
The Copernican worldview has prevailed - not, however, Galileo’s theory of the tides.
Interview with Max Planck Director Jürgen Renn on the importance of the Italian scholar who was born 450 years ago