Saturday, January 15, 2011

When Galileo's Physics Met Dante's Inferno....

The modern fragmented university could never have something like this happen, but this fascinating article shows how there was a time when great minds in religion, math and science read great works of literature and thought about them. The article and video show how Galileo responding to a misreading of Dante's Inferno gave birth to mathematical physics.

We need more physicists reading poetry and poets reading physics. Well, let's get started.