Galileo Galilei Research Paper

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Galileo Galilei
By: Samira Mehmedi

Galileo Galilei, considered the father of modern science, was an Italian polymath; he was an astronomer, physicist, mathematician, philosopher, and engineer. He played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, with his discoveries of different planets and new ways to see them. Galileo was the first of six children born to Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia Ammannati, their family started out in Pisa, and then later migrated to Florence, in search of a better life. In Florence, Galileo had begun his formal education at the Camaldolese Monastery in Vallombrosa. Later, he entered the University of Pisa in 1581 with an ambition for medical science, but was then sidetracked by mathematics, soon after he began his …show more content…

At the University of Pisa, he was the chair of mathematics, and after a recommendation from them, he was granted a position as chair of mathematics. During his time there, he performed more experiments with falling bodies; he made his most significant contributions to physics. In 1604, he published “The Operations of the Geometrical and Military Compass”, which was one of his best works, it can be found at the University of Oklahoma, in the astronomy section. n In 1609, with the right amount of research he had conducted, he was able to make his first telescope. In 1610, after building his telescopes, he discovered four new “stars” orbiting Jupiter, he called them the planet's four largest moons. Later in 1610, he published another exposition, “Sidereus Nuncius” - “The Starry Messenger”, which contained his discoveries of those orbiting Jupiter, and his observations of the moon’s surface, and his descriptions of a multitude of new stars in the Milky Way. Cosimo II de' Medici, who was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1609 until 1621, had appointed Galileo Galilei Mathematician and Philosopher to the Medicis, offering him a platform proclaiming his theories and ideas, and

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