New Ordered Universe publication – JOSA 31 (2014)

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Hannah and Phil with their Rainbow
Grosseteste's rainbow co-ordinates mapped onto perceptual colour plane by H. Smithson
Grosseteste’s rainbow co-ordinates mapped onto perceptual colour plane by H. Smithson

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 axes of variation to observable properties of rainbows, as Grosseteste indicates. Continue reading