Lewis Edgers

Lewis Edgers is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. A professional engineer and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Professor Edgers is especially interested in the relationship between people and their environment. On this program, using examples by Brunelleschi, Galileo and Leonardo Da Vinci, he will examine the relationship between art, science and engineering from classical times through the Italian renaissance. Prof. Edgers will also discuss the challenges of ground subsidence in Venice and Pisa and flooding in Venice.