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#WEAREISSNAF 2020 | Seeing the Invisible: Galileo, Music, Art and an Evolutionary Step



#WEAREISSNAF 2020 | Seeing the Invisible: Galileo, Music, Art and an Evolutionary Step

Seeing the Invisible: Galileo, Music, Art and an Evolutionary Step

A Zoom Webinar with Claudio Pellegrini

Associate Professor, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park CA

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

ISSNAF is happy to launch #WEAREISSNAF, a series of webinars introducing some of their leading members and providing glimpses of their fascinating research.

Prominent experts in their fields who serve in leading roles in the ISSNAF organization, the speakers will discuss an array of topics in the format of interviews, scheduled over the coming months.




This webinar is organized by ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter, with the support of the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C. and of the Consulates and the Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC).

Hosted by the Consulate General of San Francisco and IIC of San Francisco.



In his 1954 paper “Galileo as a Critic of the Arts,” Erwin Panofsky wrote that the culture in which Galileo grew up and lived--his involvment in the visual arts, literature and music communities that at the time made Florence a leading European intellectual center--nurtured his pioneering scientific work, contributing important steps toward modern science and the exploration of the universe. Working with his father Vincenzo, a lutenist, composer and music theorist whose contribution revolutionized music and created opera at the end of the XVI century, the young Galileo was introduced to experimental studies on how the sound from a vibrating string depends on length, tension and mass. Following Panofsky, Claudio Pellegrini will look at the similarity between Galileo’s scientific approach and his analysis and appreciation of art and literature, and discuss how his knowledge of visual arts had a large impact on his observations on the Moon and Venus, and on the beginning of modern astronomy.


Data: Mer 28 Ott 2020

Orario: Alle 15:00

Organizzato da : ISSNAF

Ingresso : Libero