Galileo and science deniers
Mario Livio

A fresh biography of Galileo Galilei which puts his scientific discoveries in context. Disturbed by rampant science denial in America?and around the world?that has only intensified in recent years, I began researching the life, ideas, and actions of this brilliant man who encountered similar challenges centuries ago. The result is a fascinating biography filled with lessons relevant for today?whether with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic or climate change. I will discuss a few of these topics in this talk. My book GALILEO and the Science Deniers was selected by The Washington Post and by Science News as one of the best books of 2020.

Date: Vendredi, le 3 septembre 2021
Heure: 11:30
Lieu: Université de Montréal
  A-1501.1 du MIL et Zoom
Contact: A. Moffat