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NASA Searches for Giordano Bruno’s Billions of Worlds

Date: 02/26/13
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Audience: Public
Sponsored By: Luigi & Anita Traverso Endowment for Italian Studies, the Italian Studies Program, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Location: Lecture Center 102
Contact: Bryan Cracchiolo, x3504,

Presentation by Dr. Alan Powers formerly of Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. Giordano Bruno of Naples was hired by students on a committee at the University of Toulouse, but later sent to the Inquisition by one bad student evaluation in Venice, from an aristocrat aged 33. Speaker's preface: "We in the U.S. ignore what is common knowledge in Europe. In July 2010, French President Sarkozy, supporting basic research to the Hadron Accelerator physicists, mentioned the subject of my book and talk: Giordano Bruno, 1548-1600. "The current Carl Sagan professor at Harvard Center for Astrophysics, Dr. David Kipping, told me when he speaks about exoplanets and their moons in Europe, Bruno’s name always comes up. Not here. I’m out to change that with my book."