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Montréal (QC) Canada

A fresh biography of Galileo Galilei which puts his scientific discoveries in context

Disturbed by rampant science denial in America—and around the world—that has only intensified in recent years, I began researching the life, ideas, and actions of this brilliant man who encountered similar challenges centuries ago. The result is a fascinating biography filled with lessons relevant for today—whether with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic or climate change. I will discuss a few of these topics in this talk. My book GALILEO and the Science Deniers was selected by The Washington Post and by Science News  as one of the best books of 2020.

Prof. Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist, a best-selling author, and a popular speaker.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He has published more than 500 scientific papers on topics ranging from Dark Energy and cosmology to black holes and extrasolar planets. 
Dr Livio is also the author of seven popular science books, including 'The Golden Ratio' (an International Bestseller for which he received the 'Peano Prize' and the 'International Pythagoras Prize”). Livio's book 'Brilliant Blunders' was also a national bestseller in the U.S. 
His recent book, “Galileo and the Science Deniers,” was selected by The Washington Post, and Science News as one of the 'Best Books of 2020.'

Galileo and the Science Deniers