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Stateside Podcast: University of Michigan's Galileo is a fake

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642).
Wellcome Library, London
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642).

The library at the University of Michigan just found out that a prized manuscript attributed to astronomer Galileo is a 20th century forgery. Today on the podcast, the dean of libraries shares the details of this farce.


Donna Hayward, University of Michigan interim dean of libraries


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Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Public in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the summer of 2020.