Nick Wilding is an Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University. He received his B.A. in English from Oxford University, his M.A. in Renaissance Studies at Warwick and his Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He has held postdoctoral awards in Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University, a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, was a Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University and the 2009-10 winner of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the American Academy in Rome. Professor Wilding has been commissioned by Penguin Classics to produce a new translation of Galileo’s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems. He has written book reviews for, amongst others, The London Review of Books, Isis, Annals of Science, Journal of Modern History and Aestimatio. He is writing a book on Gianfrancesco Sagredo for the University of Chicago Press.