December 2020 Monthly Meeting – Galileo and the Science Deniers – Dr. Mario Livio, world-renowned astrophysicist, and author
The monthly gathering of the Winnipeg RASC. Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held via Zoom. Meeting information will be forwarded to members via email.
What’s New – Michelle Boyce
Announcements – Bryan Stach
What’s Up – Jay Anderson
Main Speaker: Galileo and the Science Deniers – Dr. Mario Livio, world-renowned astrophysicist, and author
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, Dr Livio began researching the life, ideas, and actions of this brilliant man who encountered similar pressures centuries ago. The result is a fascinating biography filled with lessons relevant for today—whether in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic or the reality of climate change. Dr Livio will discuss a few of these topics in this talk.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Mario Livio is an internationally known 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, Science News, and more.