“This is the University where science began in the 16thcentury in medicine and astronomy. Doctor Caius, the founder of my college, was trained in Padua and I was born 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo. So I feel a strong connection”.
Stephen Hawking, during a visit to Palazzo Bo in 2006
(Bernkastel-Kues, 1401 – Todi, 11.8.1464) German-born Nicholas of Cusa was a jurist, philosopher and philologist and is one of the illustrious foreign students depicted by Gian Giacomo Dal Forno in Palazzo Bo’s Sala dei Quaranta.