Get to Know Croatian Scientific Heritage: Marin Getaldić

Dr. Sc. Marijana Borić’s exhibition Marin Getaldić – A Look at the New Age, was opened on Tuesday,September 18th, at Strossmayer’s Gallery of Old Masters of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences (HAZU) in Zagreb.

The exhibition was created as a part of Borić’s project Get to Know the Croatian Scientific Heritage and on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of a Croatian scientist Getaldić. Marin Getaldić (Marino Ghetaldi, Marinus Ghetaldus) is the most prominent Croatian mathematician and physicist at the turn of the 16th to the 17th century. He was born on October 2, 1568 in the Dubrovnik noble family, which can be traced back to the second half of 13th century. He died on April 8, 1626 in Dubrovnik. He studied in Dubrovnik and continued to build his knowledge in other European centers such as Antwerp, Paris and Padua where he met Galileo Galilei.

The exhibition has an educational-interactive character and comprehensively depicts the life and work of the great scientist, as well as his contribution to the development of mathematics and physics and the foundation of modern science. The special part of the exhibition is intended for education of the youth and it includes multimedia and learning through the games.

The exhibition stays open till 15th of October.