Recreating a Medieval Universe – the De Luce

We are very excited to announce the full scientific analysis of Grosseteste’s De luce  – ‘On Light’ will be published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A  within the next month. A pre-submission version is available at  the Arxiv site. This takes the form of what we are calling a functional analysis of the treatise: taking Grosseteste’s account of howContinue reading “Recreating a Medieval Universe – the De Luce”

New Ordered Universe publication – JOSA 31 (2014)

We’re very pleased to announce the publication of our latest collaborative investigation into the rainbow, ‘Color-coordinate system from a 13th-century account of rainbows’ which has come out in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 31 (2014), A341-A349. The article explores  colour within the 3D framework set out in Grosseteste’s De colore and  now links the axesContinue reading “New Ordered Universe publication – JOSA 31 (2014)”

Interdisciplinarity – chances and challenges

It took me some time to realise how rare truly interdisciplinary work is at the research level. For me as an undergraduate student, cross-subject talk within friendship groups is something that I have always taken for granted. Since I have been introduced to the Ordered Universe Project I have learned firstly that only few scholarsContinue reading “Interdisciplinarity – chances and challenges”

Porto experiences: Wednesday 26th June: De luce

Wednesday 26th June provided another intense day for discussion and reading. The morning session of the conference featured papers by Cecilia Panti, Neil Lewis and Brian Tanner, chaired by Pietro Rossi. Cecilia presented a detailed exposition of Grosseteste’s use of mathematical sequences within the De luce, especially in its first half. The infinite multiplication of formContinue reading “Porto experiences: Wednesday 26th June: De luce”