The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

December 07, 2007

Virtually unknown during his lifetime, Leonardo da Vinci's scientific explorations were astonishingly broad, with studies in everything from human flight to the circulatory system. Perhaps most importantly, he invented a systematic approach to his observations that we now call the scientific method. Today on Focus, we're joined by acclaimed scientist and author Fritjof Capra to discuss da Vinci's artistic approach to science and his role as the unacknowledged "father of modern science."

Guest: Fritjof Capra, Ph.D. (physicist; Founding Director of the Center for Ecoliteracy; author of The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance)