David Topper is Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. His teaching fields are the History of Science and the History of Art. He was the recipient of two teaching awards: the Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Winnipeg (1981), and the National 3M Teaching Fellowship (1987). Since 1982 he has been an international co-editor of the journal Leonardo. His research and publications reflect the eclectic nature of his interests, covering facets of the art/science interface: philosophical matters and historical case studies on the nature of and interaction between art and science, the role of perception in science and art, and the realm of scientific illustration.
Some recent publications include The Parallel Fallacy: On Comparing Art and Science, British Journal of Aesthetics (1990); Towards an Epistemology of Scientific Illustration, in Picturing Knowledge, ed. B. Baigrie (Toronto, 1996); Trajectories of Blood: Artemisia Gentileschi and Galileoâs Parabolic Path, Womanâs Art Journal (1996); "The Neutrino and the Sydney Opera House," Leonardo (1997); "The Visual Arts and the Natural Sciences: An Annotated Bibliography," Leonardo Website (1998–); and "On Anamorphosis: Setting Some Things Straight," Leonardo (2000). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.