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Galileo by Tony, Masato, Tyler and

  1. 1. GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642)
  2. 2. EARLY LIFE He was born on Feb.15 1564. In the early 1570’s his family moved to Florence, Italy. His father wanted him to be a doctor. His father sent him to the university of Pisa in 1582. For four years he studied medicine and philosophy of Aristotle.
  3. 3. EARLY SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS He discovered he had a talent for mathematics. In 1585 he left the university of Pisa. He spent the next four years as a math tutor. He began to question Aristotelian philosophy and scientificthought. He gained public notice with his new hydrostatic balance.
  4. 4. MATURE SCIENTIFIC CAREER In 1609 in Padua he built his first telescope. He saw evidence that many of Aristotle’s and Ptolemy’s claimsabout the heavens were false. His first discovery was that the moon was not smooth. In 1610, Cosimo II de’ Medici named Galileo his chiefmathematician and philosopher.
  5. 5. GALILEOS SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION He made many important scientific contributions to astronomy. Some historians disagreed about Galileo’s role as a founder ofmodern experimental science. He opened the way for the development of modern mathematics. Some people doubted experiments in Galileo’s scientificdevelopment.
  6. 6. DEATH Galileo died on January 8,1642, at the age of 77. He died because of fever and heart palpitations. He was buried in a small room next to the novices chapel. He was re-buried in the main body of the Basilica in 1737. During the move three fingers and one tooth were removed fromhis body.
  7. 7. PICTURES http://history-_telescope/AAAAgalileo_telescope.jpg ges/unbranded/g/unbranded-galileo- traditional-thermometer.jpg
  8. 8. QUOTES FROM GALILEO All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; thepoint is to discover them.” You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discoverit in himself.” “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who hasendowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgotheir use.”
  9. 9. BIBLIOGRAPHY "Galileo Galilei." Galileo Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2012. <>. "Galileo Galilei." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Sept. 2012. Web. 20 Sept. 2012.<>. "The Galileo Project." The Galileo Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2012. <>. "World Book Online Reference Center | Online Reference Book| Online Encyclopedia." World Book. N.p.,n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2012. <