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Luigi Galvani was one of the very early pioneers of bioelectromagnetics and this statue in Piazza Galvani is his memorial. It shows him gazing at a frog on a slab and through his experiments on frogs, he established that the frogs legs moved when an...More
Just outside the ancient building of the University of Bologna where you can visit the "teatro anatomico" you find this nice statue. It is an homage to the bolognese inventor of the battery and the first observer of the electrical nature of the muscular contraction.
Undoubtedly Luigi Galvani may have been a prominent person and pride of the city of Bologna, but a tourist who for the first time in the city sees this statue might ask yourself a few questions ...
The statue itself is plain and simple, is...More