Mass
Forces and Motion

Galileo’s prank letters

Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 IOP RESOURCES

During his time in Venice, Galileo and a friend sent letters to a Jesuit priest pretending to be a rich widow with religious doubts. Galileo also wrote to a former colleague, a mathematics professor at the University of Padua, pretending to be an amateur mathematician who needed help.

References

2023 IOP Awards

Teachers of Physics Awards

Recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the field of physics education.

Learn more