Physics Colloquium: Galileo and the Science Deniers

Prof. Mario Livio, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

20 November 2022, 14:00 
Kaplun Building, Flekser Hall 118 
Physics Colloquium




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. 



Event Organizer: Prof. Rennan Barkana (

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