History of science professor. She was born in
Sevim Tekeli focused her studies basically on Ottoman astronomy and worked through with the famous Turkish astronomer Takiyüddin Raşid in particular.
In the period when she started her
doctorate studies with the Professor Sayılı, it was difficult to find
scientific studies and materials on history of Ottoman science in
Afterwards, Professor Tekeli began
to deal with the scientific efforts and developments in the West in 17th
century. She compared Russian developments with
She continued her studies on
Takiyüddin Raşid and published her book titled “Mekanik Saat Konstrüksiyonuna Dair En Parlak Yıldızlar”, which
formed the basis for her professorial thesis. In this work, she revealed the fact that Takiyüddin Raşid
was one of the most important astronauts in the 16th century.
In addition, she studied on the maps by Muhyiddin and
Piri Reis as well as on El Cezerî. She is one of the leading Turkish scientists unveiling the
astronomical activities conducted during the reign of
Al Urdi's Article on the Quality of the Observations (1980), El-Cami Beyne'l-İlm Ve'l-Amel En-Nafi Fi Eş-Şınaa Ti'l-Hiyel (on Bedi Uz-Zaman Ebu'l-İzz İsmail B. Er-Rezzaz El- Cezerî; co-authored by Melek Dosay and Yavuz Unat, Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları, 2002), İlk Japon Haritasını Çizen Türk Kaşgarlı Mahmud ve Kristof Kolomb'un Haritasına Dayanarak En Eski Amerika Haritasını Çizen Türk Amiralı Piri Reis (1985), The Observational Instruments of Istanbul Observatory (Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Observatories in Islam, pp. 33, 43, 1985), 16’ıncı yüzyılda Osmanlılarda saat ve Takiyüddin’in Mekanik Saat Konstrüksüyonuna Dair En Parlak Yıldızlar (The clocks in Ottoman Empire in 16th century and Taqi al Din’s the Brightest Stars for the Construction of the Mechanical Clocks; Ankara, T. R. Ministry of Culture, 2nd edition, 2007), Bilim Tarihine Giriş (An Introduction to the History of Science; Ankara: Nobel Publishing), The Map of America by Pîrî Reîs (New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 2008).
REFERENCE: Prof. Dr Sevim Tekeli'ye Armağan - Makaleleri ve Bildirileri (2000), “Bilim insanı olmak zor iştir Türkiye’de” (Hürriyet, 24.12.2004), İhsan Işık / Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (C. 12, 2017).