Galileo Galilei Ornament
- 6 X 2 inches
Living from 1564 until 1642, Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei was an Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long-lasting implications for the study of physics. His work was acknowledged and held in regard by Thomas Jefferson and his peers. Our handmade ornament Galileo is a nod to a man who was a controversial figure in his lifetime, now considered the father of modern science.
Including the letter from Albert Einstein to FDR concerning the possibility of weaponizing atomic energy, the Department of Energy's records from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Laboratories, and records from the Food and Drug Administration, the National Archives holds in trust many important documents related to scientific research.