Dennis Danielson is a historian of science and literature. He teaches at the University of British Columbia since 1986.
Prof. Danielson is an expert on the work of the English poet and philosopher John Milton. He also does research on the history of the so-called Copernican Revolution, i.e. the paradigm shift, initiated by Nicolaus Copernicus, of the sun and not the earth being at the center of the solar system.
Dennis Danielson is mainly interested in the historical and cosmological importance of this shift, from a (natural) scientific point of view. During his stay at the LMU he continued his interdisciplinary studies regarding the literary, cultural, and scientific reception of the Copernican world view, also working in cooperation with Prof. Andreas Kühne.
Prof. Dennis Danielson was awarded the Konrad-Adenauer-Medal in 2011.
"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry." Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)