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About the Copernic Lab

The publication of Copernicus’ model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making a pioneering contribution to the Scientific Revolution.

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The expression “scientific publication” groups together several types of scientific communications and / or digital dissemination that scientific researchers make of their work to their peers and to an audience of specialists. These publications describe in detail the studies or experiments carried out and the conclusions drawn from them by the authors. They undergo an examination of the value of the results and the rigor of the scientific method employed for the work carried out. This procedure involves an editorial committee that arbitrates publication decisions, after review by an independent reading committee made up of peers, scientists in the field who speak anonymously for the authors of the work, to guarantee the independence of the expertise.

Selected publications

Copernicus global land cover layers—collection 2
Remote Sensing, 2020, vol.12, p.1044
Buchhorn Marcel, Lesiv Myroslava, Tsendbazar Nandin-erdene, Herold Martin, Bertels Luc, Smets Bruno

The copernicus complexio: a high-resolution view of the small-scale universe
Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 2016, vol.457, p.3492--3509
Hellwing Wojciech A, Frenk Carlos S, Cautun Marius, Bose Sownak, Helly John, Jenkins Adrian, Sawala Till, Cytowski Maciej

Copernicus and the origin of his heliocentric system
Journal For The History Of Astronomy, 2002, vol.33, p.219--235
Goldstein Bernard R

Did copernicus owe a debt to aristarchus?
Journal For The History Of Astronomy, 1985, vol.16, p.37--42
Gingerich Owen

Copernicus, the man, the work, and its history
Proceedings Of The American Philosophical Society, 1973, vol.117, p.413--422
Hartner Willy

Nicolaus Copernicus, PI
Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center. In all likelihood,…

Group Members

Barbara Zápolya


Rushd Ibn

Associate Professor

Alexander Jagiellon

PhD student

Claudius Ptolemy



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73400 Vilnius, Lithuania

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