Galileo Galilei is known as the father of Modern Science.
Here are some quick facts about Galileo Galilei:
|Birth||15 February 1564|
|Death||8 January 1642|
|Known for||Analytical Dynamics, Heliocentrism, Kinematics, Observational Astronomy|
|Fields||Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Natural Philosophy, Mathematics|
|Education||University of Pisa|
Galileo Galilei — Father of Modern Science
Galileo Galilei is the father of modern science. He is most famous for his work with telescopes, which he used to observe the heavens and prove that the Earth revolves around the sun.
His interest in astronomy grew from an experiment in which he dropped cannonballs from the leaning tower of Pisa and found that they landed at the same time regardless of their weight or distance from Earth. This led him to question Aristotle’s theory that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones.
To test his theory, Galileo designed devices known as inclinometers that measured angles between surfaces like ramps or inclined planes; this allowed him to measure how much force was needed for objects to roll down different inclines without falling off altogether (and thus disproving Aristotle’s claim).
These experiments were so successful that he published them as “The Little Balance” in 1589—the first book on experimental physics ever written!
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