Galileo Galilei

Better Essays
Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa Tuscany on February 15th 1564, the oldest son of Vincenzo Galilei. His family moved to Florence in the early 1570s. After few years, he went to the University of Pisa. As he studied, he became famous with mathematics. He was always determined to do his best. He had passion for finding and figuring out problems. Also, he liked to observe what he saw with his own eyes such as nature, and universe. He decided to choose the path with mathematical subjects and philosophy although his father did not agree. He was an Italian mathematician, physicist, and astronomer who observed planets such as moon, Jupiter with telescopes, and contributed modern physics and astronomy’s improvements to the dynamic research. He was also known as father of science, who was in part of the Scientific Revolution. He supported Copernicanism who announced heliocentric theory in the past. His observations about heliocentric theory were one of the biggest issues during 15 century to 16 century. His formulation of inertia, the law of falling bodies, and parabolic trajectories marked the beginning of a fundamental change in the study of motion. Therefore, he was a symbol for physics and astronomy.

First of all, Galilei invented a telescope. In August of that year he presented an eight-powered instrument to the Venetian Senate (Padua was in the Venetian Republic). In 1609, Galileo started observing the sky with the telescopes to observe black point of the Sun, the surface of the moon, and Jupiter’s four different planets. He drew the Moon’s phases with the telescope, but unfortunately, the Moon’s surface was not smooth but also it was rough and unbalanced. He also found that the telescope showed many more stars than were...

... middle of paper ... is going around the Sun” His name has now become the symbolic icon of physics and Astronomy. During 16th century, even though there were many conflicts between Roman Church and Galileo who believed in Copernicanism, he was proven to be right in the end. Much of Galileo's life was spent looking for demonstrations to prove the opinions of Copernicus. His research and interest to question and solve theoretical and scientific problems launched his success, making him one of the most renowned scientists of all time. He was the founder of nowadays technologies humans used today.

Works Cited
Get Access