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“Every so often a reason arises to retell the life of Galileo. This year, as Mario Livio so forcefully demonstrates in Galileo and the Science Deniers, the 400-year Galileo Affair casts an urgent new light on the current climate crisis.” 

—  Dava Sobel, author of Galileo’s Daughter

Dr. Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist, best-selling author, and popular speaker.

He is the best-selling author of The Golden RatioBrilliant Blunders, and Galileo, and has published more than 500 scientific articles, significantly contributing to topics ranging from cosmology, supernova explosions, and black holes to extrasolar planets and the emergence of life in the universe. Dr. Livio worked for 24 years (until 2015) with the Hubble Space Telescope, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


At some point in our lives, we are confronted with something we fear is larger than ourselves, and with nowhere else to turn, we peer up to the heavens. There are also those among us who look there first and hold that gaze for a lifetime.


Featured Interview

Mario Livio on The Daily Show

Dr. Livio in conversation with Jon Stewart

Astrophysicist Mario Livio sits down with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show to explain how science's embarrassing failures are just as important as its revolutionary successes.

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