A night to remember: THE Awards

IMG_3696IMG_3694We had a wonderful night at the THE Awards, a very exciting, glitzy event at the Grovesnor Hotel, with a fantastic number of shortlisted entrants in the 17 categories. So glitzy that the voiceover for the awards ceremony was provided by the man from X-Factor. The welcome speeches were made by the editor of the THE, and Greg Clark Minister for Science, Universities and Cities, whose predecessor David Willetts was also in attendance, as we were told, several times.   Continue reading

THE Awards – tomorrow evening

Sigbjørn, Cecilia, Hannah, Tom, Brian, and Giles (clockwise from top left)
Sigbjørn, Cecilia, Hannah, Tom, Brian, and Giles (clockwise from top left)

Tomorrow is the last formal event from the Ordered Universe for 2014: and it has been a wonderful year. From the Durham workshop on the Rainbow, the sessions at the Medieval Congress in Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, to the International Grosseteste Society conference at Lincoln, the Mahfouz Forum for Interdisciplinarity on the Generation of Sounds, and the Ordered Universe participation in the inaugural Festival of the Humanities. We have had new papers, in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Nature and Nature Physics, with a review in the premier History of Science journal Isis of earlier work on the treatise on colour. Tomorrow team members attend the Times Higher Education Awards, having been nominated in the Best Research Project category.
Tom, Giles, Hannah, Cecilia, Rachael, Richard, Brian and Stephen Taylor will be attending: with fingers crossed! Thanks for reading, and we’ll let you know how things shape up.

The Times Higher Education Awards: Ordered Universe

The creation of the first sphere…as Grosseteste might have imagined it.

IMG_5592We’re very pleased and proud with the news that the Times Higher Education Awards, 2014 includes the Ordered Universe project on the shortlist for Research Project of the Year. Nominated by Durham University, the project is one of six to be shortlisted. The winners will be announced  on Thursday 27th November, at a ceremony which takes place at the Grovesnor House Hotel. It is a great encouragement for the project, and we hope we have shown how excited we are by the research and the different directions in which it has taken us all over the course of the project so far. Continue reading