Painting of Galileo, seated at a table in a high-backed red chair, peering through a gilded telescope out of the window.

Galileo and the Invention of the Scientific Method

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Join us for this lecture by Kim Stanley Robinson, New York Times–bestselling author of the Mars Trilogy, 2312New York 2140, and Galileo’s Dream, a time-bending novel that takes Galileo from the early 1600s to a human society on the moons of Jupiter in the year 3020.

Although best remembered for his astronomy and the resulting clash with the Catholic Church, Galileo Galilei was a significant actor in the history of science: all the component parts of what we now think of as the scientific method first came together in his workshop under his direction. He also had to face the challenge of defining precisely what he was, in a time well before the idea of a scientist existed.

In this talk, Robinson will discuss these achievements in a biographical format that will tell Galileo’s story, with special focus on some lesser-known but fascinating facets of his life. RSVP Today!

Location: Need help finding the Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV? Here’s a map.

Parking: Parking can be challenging on ASU’s Tempe campus. We recommend that you use the Metro Light Rail to travel to the event, disembarking at the University Drive and Rural Road station. You can also use the Valley Metro bus system. If you’d like to explore options for visitor parking on campus, please visit the ASU Parking and Transit website.