Mario Livio Quote

Having witnessed in his own life much agony and the horrors of war, Kepler concluded that Earth really created two notes, mi for misery (miseria in Latin) and fa for famine (fames in Latin). In Kepler's words: the Earth sings MI FA MI, so that even from the syllable you may guess that in this home of ours Misery and Famine hold sway.

Mario Livio

Having witnessed in his own life much agony and the horrors of war, Kepler concluded that Earth really created two notes, mi for misery (miseria in Latin) and fa for famine (fames in Latin). In Kepler's words: the Earth sings MI FA MI, so that even from the syllable you may guess that in this home of ours Misery and Famine hold sway.

Related Quotes

About Mario Livio

Mario Livio (born June 19, 1945) is an Israeli-American astrophysicist and an author of works that popularize science and mathematics. For 24 years (1991-2015) he was an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which operates the Hubble Space Telescope. He has published more than 400 scientific articles on topics including cosmology, supernova explosions, black holes, extrasolar planets, and the emergence of life in the universe.[1] His book on the irrational number phi, The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number (2002), won the Peano Prize and the International Pythagoras Prize for popular books on mathematics.