Sunday, November 29, 2009

350 Years of Science

The Royal Society has a timeline celebrating 350 years of publications. A 1770 paper reported on the study of 8-year-old prodigy Wolfgang Mozart years earlier. Uta Frith writes, "Barrington was convinced and wrote that the young boy's musical gifts were 'amazing and incredible almost as it may appear'". Read the letter here.

(image credit: Mozart at age 14, by Saverio dalla Rosa, 1770, C wikimedia commons)