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By Walter Isaacson

Quando, nel 1900, Lord Kelvin dichiarò che l. a. fisica non aveva ormai "nulla di nuovo da scoprire", il mondo scientifico non sospettava che, di lì a pochi anni, gli articoli di un giovane impiegato dell'Ufficio brevetti di Berna, basati su esperimenti mentali, avrebbero rivoluzionato los angeles scienza. Albert Einstein, il mite rifugiato in fuga dall'oppressione, con los angeles sua aureola di capelli arruffati, gli occhi pensosi, l. a. sua accattivante umanità e il suo limpido genio spicca come icona suprema del Novecento. Gli impulsi ribelli, l. a. curiosità, le passioni e l'elegante distacco che permeano los angeles sua produzione scientifica hanno dominato anche los angeles vita affettiva e los angeles dimensione politica dell'uomo Einstein. A un secolo di distanza dalle sue straordinarie scoperte risulta ancora stupefacente che un giovane studioso sia riuscito da solo a ridisegnare l'universo. Come funzionava l. a. sua mente? Quanto influiva l'intuizione e quanto l. a. logica nel suo modo di pensare? Che cosa fece di lui un genio? Walter Isaacson ci offre una biografia completa di Einstein, probabilmente lo scienziato più famoso e più amato di tutti i tempi, cercando di indagare lo stretto legame tra creatività e libertà che fece di un fisico teorico capace delle più complicate astrazioni un personaggio pubblico di grande carisma, impegnato a difendere l. a. causa della velocity e della giustizia sociale.

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356–7). There is a sense of great respect for the old man, whose health by this time was deteriorating. On 2 May 1519, Leonardo died peacefully. It seems clear from his notebooks that Leonardo was attempting to outline an underlying science for all things. He sought its rules by finding the shared principles behind the varied phenomena of nature he investigated. However, he could not stop at the principles. He had a need to go beyond this to find all the variations he observed based on a multitude of effects.

1492 Travels to the Lake Como region in Lombardy, visiting Valtellina, Valsassina, Bellagio, and Ivrea; probably begins his drawings and notes in the MS A (Paris, Institut de France). ) an equestrian effigy of Francesco Sforza (a model based on Leonardo’s design) is displayed under a triumphal arch inside Milan Cathedral during the festivities for the marriage of Ludovico’s niece, Bianca Maria Sforza, to the Habsburg emperor Maximilian I. 1493–5 Commissioned to paint the Last Supper, a mural in the refectory of S.

Peter Bondanella. Michelangelo, Life, Letters, and Poetry, trans. George Bull and Peter Porter. Vasari, Giorgio, The Lives of the Artists, trans. Julia Conaway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella. A CHRONOLOGY OF LEONARDO DA VINCI This chronology is an abridged and edited version of the chronologies by Carmen Bambach in Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman (New York, 2003) and by Martin Kemp in Leonardo (Oxford, 2004). ) Leonardo born out of wedlock to the notary Ser Piero di Antonio da Vinci (1427–1504), and a young farmer’s daughter, Caterina, who in 1453 married Accattabriga di Piero del Vacca.

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