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I’m in the 2nd year of the PhD. I’m from Colombia, where I did my BA in philosophy and literature at Universidad Bolivariana in Medellin, with a year at McGill University in Montreal. Then I went to England, where I did my MA degree in history of science at Imperial College-UCL in London, after spending a year at the London School of Economics also taking HPS courses. I have taught undergraduate courses at several universities in Colombia and in 2016 I published my first book (in Spanish), an introduction to astronomy.

Academic interests: History of astronomy and cosmology, early modern science, the scientific revolution, science and religion, general philosophy of science.

Current research area: the relation between astronomy and astrology, how and why they split.

Publications: “Trying Ursus: A Reappraisal of the Tycho-Ursus Priority Dispute”, Journal for the History of Astronomy, Vol. 44 (1), 2013, pp. 17-46.


Contact Information

  • E-mail address: jd.serrano@mail.utoronto.ca