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Galileo's Journey to Hell and Back

Mario Livio | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

In 1588, shortly before he assumed the position of lecturer in mathematics at Pisa, the 24-year-old Galileo Galilei was invited by the Florentine Academy to present two lectures with an unusual title: "On the Shape, Location, and Size of Dante's Inferno."