About us

Kapernicus AB is made up of a small team dedicated to offer unique art products and engineering services. Kapernicus Art delivers paintings and wooden craft products and originates from a semi-professional context, while Kapernicus Science is based on long-time scientific profession. Our commitment and dedication is to a significant extend driven by personal interest and conviction.

kl_100x150 Katja is a speech and language pathologist (SLP) with a medical doctorate degree (Ph.D.). She has been painting for more than 30 years and has had exhibitions in Finland and Sweden.

ph_100x150 Peter (LinkedIn) has a Swedish as well as an American Master of Science in Engineering Physics and a doctorate in Physics (Ph.D.), condensed matter theory. Among other things, he has proposed the concepts of Dynamic metrology and Deterministic sampling in an international context. He has worked with wood constructions since childhood, in recent years practiced as a semi-professional hobby.

The company Kapernicus AB was created in the light from one contemporary and two historical giants, Robert Maynard Pirzig (born 1928), Leonardo Da Vinci (born 1519) and Nicholaus Copernicus (born 1543). The statement “…And what is good, Phaedrus, And what is not good – Need we ask anyone to tell us these things” from Pirsig’s book “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” emphasizes the importance of quality and that we actively use it beyond our awareness. That relates to the novel uncertainty quantification methods of Kapernicus Science, and the quality of Kapernicus Art products, e.g. stability and durability of our art frames. We believe this measures of perceived quality is almost without exception decisive for our choices.

In the old days, art and science was not separated as in modern times. Individuals like Da Vince were active in both art and science, similar to Kapernicus AB. Da Vinci also had a remarkable ability to experience his constructions before they were even manufactured — just like we have the ambition to visualize all aspects of our products even before the first prototype is made.

bullet_logo_v1_transp_100x98 Kapernicus is derived from Copernicus. Minor modifications reflects our own names, Ka (Katja) — Pe (Peter) — rnicus. Like Copernicus found the earth evolves around the sun, our work evolves around our novel ideas. Our logotype illustrates how we work (the arc) with these ideas (the red circle).