Some Recent Writings


"VerkfrŠ­i og raunvÝsindi vi­ Hßskˇla ═slands: Fyrstu skrefin" (History of the Beginning of Engineering and Science at the University of Iceland), in Thorsteinn Sigfusson (ed.), ═ hlutarins e­li, 105-127, ReykjavÝk: Menningarsjˇ­ur, 1987.

"VÝsindasagan Ý heimi frŠ­anna" (History of Science in the World of Science), SkÝrnir, 163, fall 1989, 382-406.

"Af Surti og sˇl: Um tÝmatal o.fl. ß fyrstu ÷ldum ═slands bygg­ar", (On the Calendar Reform of Thorsteinn the Black around 960 AD and other Things Calendrical in the First Centuries of Settlement in Iceland) TÝmarit Hßskˇla ═slands, 4, 1989, 87-97.

"RaunvÝsindi ß mi­÷ldum" (Medieval Science in Iceland), in Frosti F. Jˇhannsson (ed.), ═slensk ■jˇ­menning, VII, 1-50 ReykjavÝk: Ůjˇ­saga, 1990.

"Hversu nßkvŠmur var Stj÷rnu-Oddi?" (How Precise was Star-Oddi?), in Leˇ Kristjßnsson and Ůorsteinn Vilhjßlmsson (eds.), E­lisfrŠ­i ß ═slandi V, 1991, 81-95.

"Time-reckoning in Iceland before literacy", in Ruggles, Clive L.N. (ed.), Archaeoastronomy in the 1990s, 1993, 69-76. Loughborough, UK: Group D Publications.

A major paper on "Astronomy and Philology in the King's Mirror is almost ready for publication and has been presented in lectures on various occasions.

"VÝsindin, sagan og sannleikurinn" (Science, History and Truth) in Andri S. Bj÷rnsson, Torfi Sigur­sson and Torfi Sigur­sson (eds.), Er vit Ý vÝsindum? (Does Science Make Sense?). ReykjavÝk.

Fylgikver um E­lisfrŠ­i I (A Study Guide for 1st Year Mechanics and Thermodynamics), with Gu­bj÷rn F. Jˇnsson, Leˇ Kristjßnsson and Ůorsteinn Arnalds. ReykjavÝk: Hßskˇla˙tgßfan, 3rd edition, 1996.

Or­askrß um e­lisfrŠ­i og skyldar greinar (A Dictionary of Physics and Related Fields), coeditor Vi­ar Gu­mundsson. ReykjavÝk: Mßl og menning, 1996.