The medieval science of light: uncovering meaning with an interdisciplinary methodology

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Presenter: Tom Mcleish

Published: March 2014

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: Grossteste;light;colour;rainbow;color

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Can science today learn from thirteenth century literature? In the Durham Ordered Universe project, an interdisciplinary team (physicists, medievalists, Latin scholars and historians of science) has engaged with the great medieval English thinker Robert Grosseteste (1175-1253), and found an extraordinarily subtle mind at work. Tom McLeish FRS is Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at Durham University. Giles Gasper is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Durham University. Hannah Smithson is University Lecturer in Perception at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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