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Robert Grosseteste and the Ordered Universe: Public Lectures

Speaker
Dr Hannah Smithson (Oxford), Prof Tom McLeish (Durham), Dr Giles Gaspar (Durham), Prof Richard Bower (Durham)
Event date
Event time
16:30 - 19:30
Venue
Pembroke College
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DW
Venue details

The Pichette Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

An interdisciplinary team of physicists, medievalists, Latin scholars and historians of science has embarked on a rich encounter with the great medieval English thinker Robert Grosseteste (1175-1253). We present work on three treatises in Grosseteste’s “scientific” cannon: The De luce (On light), the De colore (On colour) and the De iride (On the Rainbow).

Grosseteste’s cosmos is geocentric, but in the De luce he describes a unifying physics of light and matter so tightly that it can be translated into mathematics, with striking consequences. In the De colore he offers an explicit, mathematically three-dimensional framework to describe variations in perceived colour, and later in the De iride, he links these three dimensions of colour to the properties of natural rainbows.

By using medieval studies and modern science, the treatises can be interpreted in new, stimulating and more complete ways. Separated by eight centuries, the rich encounter between medieval and modern science highlights the enduring human quest to understand natural phenomena.

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