Newtonian Innovator

Galileo (1564–1642) - Galileo

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642): Galileo is often regarded as the “father of observational astronomy,” and was a important figure in the Scientific Revolution. He made significant improvements to the telescope and subsequently made critical astronomical observations that supported Copernican concepts. Galileo’s observations of inertia and the laws of motion laid the groundwork for the principles of classical physics. Galileo’s work spanned a variety of fields, including physics, engineering, and natural philosophy, and his contributions have had a foundational impact on the trajectory of scientific discovery.