Chaokang Tai

MSc. C.K. Tai
Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy
Science Park 904
P.O. Box 94249
1090 GE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 20 525 7312
Fax: +31 (0) 20 525 7484
Office: C4-273

Personal Notes:

I am a PhD candidate in the history of science at the Institute of Physics. My project focuses on the astronomical work of Anton Pannekoek, which so far has received remarkably little attention from historians of astronomy. I investigate his Milky Way research and his astrophysical research through the historiographical framework of epistemic virtues. Through this research, I want to discover if there is a connection between the astronomical and socialist work of Pannekoek. In particular, I want to detect if his particular approach to astronomy, and his idiosyncratic Marxist philosophy can be seen as emerging from a single image of self.