When Galileo Galilei—more than 300 years ago—opened the new era of science, he defined “nuova scienza” (new science) by its goal: quantitification by measurements. And at the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galilei’s birth, R. P. Feynman expressed so clearly the continuation of this idea till today:1

… the sciences have developed in a very good way directly and continuously from his original, in the same spirit as he developed. And as a result there are no more witches and ghosts.


Quantum Mechanic Scientific Method Classical Science Neutral Current Scientific Revolution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Pietschmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität WienViennaAustria

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