Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy in February of 1564. As a teenager his moved to a monastery school, and then continued on at the University of Pisa where he studied medicine. He always had such a love for math and philosophy that he taught the two subjects at Pisa and then Padua. Galileo also studied motion, which he used for the majority of the rest of his career. His contributions ranged from the science of motion, astronomy, strength of materials, and of course the scientific method.
In 1581, Galileo went to the University of Pisa to study medicine, the field his father wanted him to peruse. While at the University of Pisa, Galileo discovered his interest in Physics and Mathematics; he switched his major from medicine to mathematics. In 1585, he decided to leave the university without a degree to pursue a job as a teacher. He spend four years looking for a job; during this time, he tutored privately and wrote on some discoveries that he had made. In 1589, Galileo was given the job of professor of Mathematics at the University of Pisa.
He was the man that finally built a model of astronomy and physics and in doing so, brought together the work of Kepler and Galileo and of course his own findings on gravity (Margaret, 90). Newton was the first scientist ever to be honored with a knighthood for his work (Christianson, 138). Newton saw far, farther than anyone else at this time. He changed the world, and opened people's eyes. Work Cited Anderson, Margaret.
Galileo is said to have wanted to become a painter and a monk at one time but was dissuaded by his father who thought he should obtain a medical degree. Galileo studied for his medical degree at the University of Padua but decided to pursue mathematics instead. “If I were again beginning my studies I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics” ~Galileo Galilei. He was later appointed in 1589 to the chair of mathematics in Pisa. He also became a mathematician at the University of Padua in 1592.
As indicated by his various inventions, he was also interested in applying his knowledge to practical problems. Galileo helped established the modern scientific method through his use of observation and experimentation. His work in mathematics, physics, and astronomy made him a leading figure of the early scientific revolution. Galileo Galilei Bibliography: Bibliography http://www.treasure-troves.com/physics/bio/gal Parker, Steve (1992), Galileo and the Universe, Belintha Press Limited © 1992, London The Great Scientists, (1992) No. 5, pg.
Johannes Kepler is a famous mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer of the Scientific Revolution during the seventeenth century. Kepler has made some very important contribution to the fields of astronomy and mathematics. Without him we might not have made some discoveries until much later. He is one of the most important scientists of the Scientific Revolution. Johannes Kepler made some important contributions to astronomy and had some incredible works and accomplishments all due to his early developed love for science.
He then left the monastery and began with music. While he was not only a great musician but he also was a great mathematician as well as an expert in both Greek and Roman literature. Galileo is most famous for his leading roles in Philosophy and Science. “By nature this great scientist and scholar was bellicose, passionate, spiteful, ruthlessly determined and unscrupulous in his choice of methods.” 3 After Galileo went to study medicine at the University of Pisa at the age of seventeen he then went on to teach mathematics. While at the University of Pisa Galileo discovered the concept of time while watc... ... middle of paper ... ...th the invention of the telescope.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian brilliant mind who revolutionized the scientific world. At the age of seventeen he enrolled in the University of Pisa, where he studied medicine and took interest in mathematics. Due to lack of interest in medicine as well as financial issues, Galileo didn’t complete his degree, but years later he managed to get a position as a professor of the University. A few years later he began working at the University of Padua and remained there until 1610 (Andrade, 1964). It was during this period that he made most of his scientific discoveries.
Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy February 18, 1564. He was the son of Vincenzo Galilei, a member of a Nobel family, a musician and a mathematician. Galileo, at an early age, developed a great love for mathematics and mechanics. However, his parents urged him to seek medical professions which promised more fortune. Galileo’s love for mathematics turned him away from his parents wishes only to follow his natural talents.
During his years as a student in universities (1491-1503), he found the first defects in the Ptolemic System, and after much concentration, he developed a manuscript with his theories of the Heaven in 1514, De revoltionibus orbium coelestium, libri (English Translation: On the Re... ... middle of paper ... ...uestioned in Italy, and many new theories were being constructed. The expansion in thinking gave way for astronomers like Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei who further revolutionized astronomy as we know it today.Nicolaus Copernicus, born Mikolaj Kopernik, of Thorn, Poland accomplished a great many things, some we take for granted. He created an infinite number of possibilities of directions for astronomy to take. He expanded the minds of humans everywhere, and especially those of the Catholic Church. His manuscript De Revolutionibus created quite a stir, and raised a following among the students he lectured infrequently.