How a fake Kepler portrait became iconic

  title={How a fake Kepler portrait became iconic},
  author={Steven N. Shore and V'aclav Pavl'ik},
  journal={Physics Today},
Textbooks and popular writings introduce portraits of historical personalities to illustrate the human side of science. Usually, they get it right. Einstein did stick out his tongue to reporters, Marie Curie really did dress in black and Oppenheimer wore a fedora. But for the last few decades, one of the founders of modern physics and astronomy has been portrayed with a fake. Since this year marks the 450 anniversary of Johannes Kepler’s birth, it is timely and necessary to point out an… 

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