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A 13th century theory of everything

19 September, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

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.

 

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Date:
19 September, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://royalsociety.org/events/2015/09/grosseteste/

Organizer

The Royal Society
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7451 2500
Website:
https://royalsociety.org/

Venue

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)20 7451 2500
Website:
https://royalsociety.org/