Dr. Joseph Dauben

About Dr. Joseph Dauben

Dr. Joseph Dauben is Distinguished Professor of History at Herbert H. Lehman College and the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. He has published widely on many subjects including the History of Science, the History of Mathematics, the Scientific Revolution, Sociology of Science, and Intellectual History. He received his Ph.D. at Harvard University.

Ludovico Cardi called il Cigoli, Virgin Mary - detail
When Galileo turned his telescope to the sky, he didn’t find Mary—but the moon he saw appears below her feet.

Galileo and Renaissance art

Leoni, Galileo Portrait - detail
Everywhere he looked, Galileo found mathematics in nature. This search for truth incurred the Pope’s wrath.

Galileo Galilei