Professor Dennis Danielson Lecture

Professor Dennis Danielson
Head, Department of English

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on December 1, 2007 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


From Copernicus to E.T. and Why it Matters


Dr. Danielson is an intellectual historian with interests in the Renaissance and in the history, literature, and cultural meaning of science. A Milton scholar, Danielson has also published an anthology—The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking—which was named to’s “Editor’s Choice” top 10 science books for the year 2000. In 2006 Danielson’s biography of Copernicus’s sole student and “apostle” appeared as The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican Revolution. He has published articles in American Journal of Physics, Nature, and Journal for the History of Astronomy, and has lectured in North America, Europe, China, and South Africa.

Background Information

(These references were compiled by the webmaster in the hope that they will prove interesting to some readers. The web being what it is, some of them will have vanished by the time you go to look them up, and there is—of course—no guarantee of their accuracy.)

Dennis Richard Danielson
An Old Urban Legend: Confused by the Copernican Cliche