Gianfrancesco Sagredo: The Virtual Virtuoso
Nick Wilding was awarded his PhD in History from the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy (2000). He has taught at Stanford University and the department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, where he was a British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow (2002-2005). He has published articles on Robert Hooke, Athanasius Kircher and John Wilkins. His interests include the history of science in the early modern period and the history of the book. He is currently working on a new translation of Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems for Penguin and writing a biography of Galileo's close friend, the Venetian natural philosopher Gianfrancesco Sagredo.