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Da Vinci de Leonardo


A letter in Physics Today this month discusses the archetypal renaissance man and his impact or otherwise on science, engineering and art…

Who is he?

According to the letter head, some fella by the name of Da Vinci. Perhaps he’s the same guy to whom Dan Brown is referring in his eponymous code book. I assume so. Either way, surely they don’t mean the Italian polymath born in Vinci in 1452 known to his mum as L’il Leonardo. I bet they do you know…

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