NIAS Public Lecture: "Galileo's Sources in the Arts" by Prof. Mark Peterson, Lecture Hall, 1600 hrs
The Heritage, Science and Society Programme
is pleased to invite you to a
“Galileo's Sources in the Arts”
Prof. Mark Peterson
Mount Holyoke College, USA
Friday, 27th January, 2017 at Lecture Hall, NIAS, 4.00 PM.
Chairperson: Prof. B.V. Sreekantan, Visiting Professor, NIAS
Moderator: Mr. Varun Bhatta, Doctoral Student, NIAS
Abstract: Galileo is popularly known for his part in the dramatic Copernican controversy, the question of whether the Earth moves, and for his trial and condemnation by the Catholic Church in 1633. A look at his whole biography, though, suggests that the Copernican controversy was merely an unfortunate interruption in a career that was actually about something else: the mathematics of Nature, beginning with the mathematics of the arts.
About the Speaker:
Prof. Mark Peterson has been Professor of mathematics and physics at Mount Holyoke College, USA for several years. He is also a leading historian of science who has also had an abiding interest in the role of the arts in science. Apart from reputed publications in physics he has written extensively on iconic personalities such as Dante and Galileo and in relation to the Renaissance. He is author of Galileo’s Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts, (Harvard University Press). He has a PhD. in Physics in Stanford University.
All are cordially invited
Co-ordinated by: Prof Sharada Srinivasan, Head, Heritage, Science and Society Programme firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 08022185125