The signature event for Galileo’s World is an academic symposium exploring the connections and themes of the exhibition and their implications to modern research and innovation.
Reservation is now closed. A limited number of seats are still available for the speaker sessions, excluding lunch.
Additional overflow seating is available in the Bizzell Memorial Library HCLC Community Room, LL1 Rm 118.
If you can't attend in person, the event can be viewed live at http://libevents.ou.edu/ and you are welcome to tweet your questions to #GWSymposium.
9:00 a.m.—Dean of University Libraries, professor and Peggy V. Helmerich chair, Rick Luce, will introduce the John H. and Drusa B. Cable Chair of OU Libraries’ History of Science Collections and Galileo’s World Curator, Kerry Magruder
10:00 a.m.—"Galileo//thek@, Open Access and Special Collections" by Paolo Galluzzi, Director, Museo Galileo Institute of the History of Science
Esteemed expert in the history of science, Galluzzi has served as director of the Museo Galileo since 1982 after teaching the history of science at the University of Siena and the University of Florence. Galluzzi will discuss the Museum Galileo's Galileo//thek@ digital library and archive of Galilean resources that gives access to data stored in individual repositories.
11:00 a.m.—"Forging the Moon" by Nick Wilding, Associate Professor of History, Georgia State University
Credited with uncovering the greatest modern rare book forgery, Wilding will examine the impact of forgery on modern research and the responsibilities of institutions and academics in maintaining primary source credibility.
Noon—Lunch Address: Introduction by OU Senior Vice President and Provost Kyle Harper
The OU Tower of Pisa by Theresa Marks, Assistant Dean for Academic Student Services, Gallogly College of Engineering, Project Coordinator for the OU Leaning Tower of Pisa
2:00 p.m.—"Galileo as a Scientist" by Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ, Astronomer and Planetary Scientist, Vatican Observatory
Consolmagno has held teaching positions at Harvard College Observatory and MIT, and was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist by the American Astronomical Society in 2014. He will compare the ideas and insights of Galileo to the traits, talents and temptations of today's top scientists.
3:00 p.m.—"Galileo, New Technology and Big Data" by Tony Hey, CBE, University of Washington eScience Institute Data Science Fellow and former Vice President of Microsoft Research
Hey will examine the early examples of Galileo and Kepler before reviewing the present revolution caused by ‘Big Data’ astronomy.
4:00 p.m.—Panel discussion moderated by the John J. and Drusa B. Cable Chair of the University Libraries History of Science Collections and Galileo's World Curator, Kerry Magruder.