History of Astronomy

Current Projects

  • Euler’s principle of angular momentum – Reconstruction of its coming-to-be using Leonhard Euler’s unpublished notebooks
  • Kant’s metaphysics and cosmogony reconsidered in the context of contemporary science, in particular of mechanics, celestial mechanics, and cosmology
  • Leonhard Euler’s lunar theories 1725 – 1752
  • Edition of Volumes II/26 and II/27 of Leonhard Euler’s collected works, containing writings on perturbation theory
  • History of astronomy in Bern – The archival heritage of Sidler, Mauderli, Schürer, and Wild