Galileo 450th Anniversary

Starts:
1:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014
Ends:
4:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/cphs/colloquium/#galileo
Contact Name:
Erin Seeba
Friday, October 17th, 2014 Photonics Colloquium Room (906) 9th Floor, Photonics Center 8 St. Mary’s Street 1pm – 4pm Galileo and the Laws of Nature Dan Garber Philosophy, Princeton University The Galilean Tradition and Newtonian Mechanics Zvi Biener Philosophy, University of Cincinnati Galileo's Laughter: Knowledge, Play and Consequences Paula Findlen History, Stanford University The festivities continue at 5pm with a reception and tour of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University starting in Science Center Room 252, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA. The highlight will be a presentation on “Galileo’s Geometrical and Military Compass: Job Hunting Like an Engineer,” by the Curator, Dr. Sara Schechner. Sponsored by the Harvard Department of the History of Science. Directions at chsi.harvard.edu. **Colloquium supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities