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A 13th century theory of everything
19 September, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Discover how a collaborative research approach is bringing new life to medieval theories about the universe.
Robert Grosseteste was an English polymath who studied the physics of light and used it to explain colour and the rainbow, and the origin of the universe. Inspired by Grosseteste’s model, The Ordered Universe Project is bringing together historians, scientists linguists and philosophers to jointly study medieval texts in an aim to bridge the current perception gap between the study of science and humanities.
Join Dr Giles Gasper (Durham University) and Professor Brian Tanner (Durham University) as they reveal why 800 years later, Grosseteste’s theories are as relevant as ever.
Please note this event is part of Open House Weekend 2015.