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Sun Kwok

The University of Hong Kong

Sun Kwok is the current president of the International Astronomical Union Commission on Astrobiology. He served as the Dean of Science of the University of Hong Kong between 2006 and 2016. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling "Cosmic Butterflies" (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and "Stardust: The Cosmic Seeds of Life" (Springer, 2013).

Articles by Sun Kwok

Media, Science & the Arts

The Path to Heliocentrism for China and Europe

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Neither scientific progress nor its ability to move society forward is guaranteed. That Earth revolves around the sun seems obvious to us now, but this conclusion came about over 1000 years, taking varying paths in China and Europe. The history of astronomy in these two regions shows us how important political systems are to scientific development.