Throughout history, Italy has seen the birth of outstanding figures who have distinguished themselves for their abilities and intellectual talents. One of the most popular and appreciated is Galileo Galilei. The 15th of February celebrates the 455th anniversary of his birth. Every year this day is celebrated in the main Italian cities with events a...

Just Google, “10 greatest geniuses of all times,” and it is highly likely that two of the names on that list will be Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei. Now, think about what you would do if you were put in charge of bringing their legacy into the 21st century, in all its complexity, as neither man can be reduced to one simple label, say “artist...

The Rogue Theatre is in search of truth. “This whole season, we’re really exploring this idea of what is truth and what is not truth, and the powers that try to extinguish or twist the truth,” says Cynthia Meier. The co-founder of the theater is directing the season opener, Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo.” Brecht’s play is based on the life of the astro...

Galileo Galilei is one of the personalities that have most marked the history of human knowledge. Not considered by chance the father of contemporary science, the great scholar was born in Pisa on February 15, 1564. The first period of scientific achievements of the Tuscan physicist was spent in Padua, where he was appointed professor of mathematic...

Date: Friday, February 05, 2016. Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Site: Piper Hall - Loyola University GALILEO, THE POPE, A CARDINAL: A ROMAN TRIANGLE. Galileo, Pope Paul V, and Card. Bellarmine/Galileo, Pope John Paul II, and Card. Poupard. Mons. MelchorSánchez de Tocay AlamedaUndersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican)   Ce...

Stony Brook'University 's Center for Italian Studies in collaboration with the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the Office of International Academic Programs invite you to attend a a one- day Conference: Friday, October 17, 2014:Celebrating the 450th Anniversary Year of Galileo Galilei's Birth.   Located in and enhan...

December 10, 2014 at 6:45PM On the occasion of the 450th Anniversary of Galileo's birth the Embassy of Italy & the Georgetown University Italian Research Institute cordially invite you to a conference and discussion with Adriano Fontana (INAF, National Institute of Astro-Physics).    The conference is a tale of three nested 'histor...

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's Letter to Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute and ItalCultura, will present a series of events:   November 4th at 7:30 pm - Loyola University Orches...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents: "A Measure of this World - Galileo's Dialogue with the Universe" with David Vincenti. A book presentation, reading and signing on Tuesday, August 25th @ 7:00 PM. Worth Noting: It is believed that on this date in 1609, Galileo first presented his improved telescope to th...

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa, Italy. His father, Vincenzo, was a well-known musician and insisted his children received a formal education. When he was 19 years old, Galileo began to study medicine at the University of Pisa. This also led him to study mathematics, physics and philosophy. In 1592, Galileo began his academic...