Galileo, Measurement of the Velocity of Light, and the Reaction Times

  title={Galileo, Measurement of the Velocity of Light, and the Reaction Times},
  author={Renato Foschi and Matteo Leone},
  pages={1251 - 1259}
According to the commonly accepted view, Galileo Galilei devised in 1638 an experiment that seemed able to show that the velocity of light is finite. An analysis of archival material shows that two decades later members of the Florence scientific society Accademia del Cimento followed Galileo guidelines by actually attempting to measure the velocity of light and suggesting improvements. This analysis also reveals a fundamental difference between Galileo's and Florence academy's methodologies… 

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