I am a historian of science working as a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam. My main interest is in late modern science, especially astronomy, and especially what it means and takes to be a scientist during this period. In my research, I explore what scientists believed science was, how they thought it should be conducted,  and what they considered the place of science in wider society.


History and Philosophy of Science, Utrecht University, MSc (Cum laude)
Physics and Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, BSc


Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Utrecht University

Chaokang Tai

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