Abstract

Contributed Talk - Splinter Historical

Friday, 25 September 2020, 14:00   (virtual room E)

Kepler's Astronomia Nova - a challenge for computational history of science

Gerd GraƟhoff, Mohammad Yeghaneh Abkenar
HU Berlin / MPIWG

Rapid advances in automated natural language processing allow us to study even refined aspects of the history of astronomy in detail. This talk will present highlights of Kepler's Astronomia Nova. Modern deep learning technology provides insights into the astronomical context of a work that highly specialized historians of science find challenging to decipher given the complexity of a work such as Johannes Kepler's with its long history of composition. The presentation will present the first results of a BMFB-funded research project of BIFOLD (The Berlin Institute for the Foundation of Learning and Data). It will present an online app for the analysis of Kepler's major work.