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Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • Mario Livio

GALILEO and the Science Deniers

A free public lecture, live-streaming as a fully remote online event.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:00 pm
YouTube Recording

Mario Livio presents 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, Livio began researching the life, ideas, and actions of this brilliant man who encountered similar pressures centuries ago. The result is a biography filled with lessons relevant for today—whether with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic or climate change.  He will discuss a few of these topics in this free public lecture, delivered remotely as a live-streaming event for the UofSC campus and surrounding community.

Dr. Mario Livio is an internationally renowned 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 400 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 a national bestseller in the U.S., and was selected by the Washington Post as one of the "Best Books of the Year.” His new book, “Galileo and the Science Deniers,”was published in May 2020 and received rave reviews in The Washington Post, the London Times, and many more. 

For more information on Dr. Livio and his books, please visit his website.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.