Nicolaus Copernicus

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Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)

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Our cultural self-actualization began almost 500 years ago when Nicolaus Copernicus set humanity on a journey away from the centre of the universe.
Food Marketing Institute president and chief executive officer Leslie Sarasin compared the change occurring in the relationship between supermarket retailers and their customers to what happened to mankind's view of its place in the universe when Nicolaus Copernicus developed the theory that the Earth revolves around the sun, rather than the other way around.
Some of Feliks' sculptures, sketches, and personal papers have been acquired by the prestigious Emigrants' Archive (Archiwum Emigracji) at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun.
Initially launched in Torun, the birthplace of Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, it eventually settled in Lodz, where ambitious plans to build a Frank Gehry-designed festival center and a creative arts space in collaboration with David Lynch looked to increase its international profile.
Wolszczan and the team's other members, Monika Adamow, Grzegorz Nowak, and Andrzej Niedzielski of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland; and Eva Villaver of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain, detected evidence of the missing planet's destruction while they were using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope to study the ageing star and to search for planets around it.
Nicolaus Copernicus had published his theory in 1543, but it wasn't widely accepted because many people in positions of political and religious power believed the Earth was the centre of the universe.
In this stellar mystery, Romuald Tylenda, an astronomer at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Torun, Poland, is a detective.
The Eugene Waldorf School seventh grade will present the play "Copernicus," about the life and times of the Renaissance scientist and canon Nicolaus Copernicus.
The author of the analysis is Lukasz Reszczynski, contributor of the Foundation and an MA in international relations at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, whose specialty is the security and geo-politics of the Western Balkans and the post-Soviet region.
In 1553, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, challenging the view the Earth was the centre of the universe and the Sun revolved around the earth, by arguing the earth revolves around the Sun.
The element's proposed name is copernicium (Cp), after the 16th-century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Trigonometry was still so little known in 16th century Europe that Nicolaus Copernicus devoted two chapters of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium to explain its basic concepts.
As Noah Efron-who chairs the program in Science, Technology, and Society at Bar Ilan University in Israel--observes in his essay, scientists such as Johannes Kepler and Nicolaus Copernicus "owe a great deal to their Greek forbears" and also "benefited from Muslim and, to a lesser degree, Jewish philosophers of nature,"
It is a conflict that has occurred repeatedly since the start of the scientific revolution, which scholars date back to approximately 1543, the year Nicolaus Copernicus published his De revolutionibus orbium coelestium ("On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres")--proposing that the earth rotates around the sun--and Andreas Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica ("On the Fabric of the Human Body"), regarded as one of the most influential books on human anatomy.