Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
Background: Galileo Born in the Italian city of Pisa Decided to make mathematics and philosophy his profession Rose to fame with his ingenious theories about the nature of Gravity
Published Works: Two New Sciences
Achievements: Most scholars in Galileo’s time thought that the ideas of classical authorities such as Aristotle could never be improved upon, and should just be accepted. Galileo rejected this way of thinking. He used the scientific method of experiment and observation to investigate the world. (Student Handout A)