The Ordered Universe
The Importance of our own Past: Research at Durham University
Dr Giles Gasper explains that by bringing together historians and scientists we are shedding new light on medieval thinking and what it means for scientific learning today.
The Ordered Universe Project is run from Durham and has both UK and International partners. It is dedicated to interdisciplinary reading of the scientific works of Robert Grosseteste (c.1170 – 1253). The aim of the project is to re-edit, translate the scientific treatises, and present them from the perspective of their own intellectual history, and to analyse them functionally, using where appropriate the insights and conceptual tools of modern science. An interdisciplinary reading is able to identify fresh and invigorating insight into the scientific works of this remarkable thinker.
Dr Giles Gasper, Durham University – History/Theology (Principal Investigator)
Professor Tom McLeish, University of York – Physics
Dr Hannah Smithson, University of Oxford – Vision Science (Co-Investigator)
Dr Sigbjorn Sønnesyn, Durham University – History/Medieval Latin
Professor Brian Tanner, Durham University – Physics
Dr Mike Huxtable, Durham University – English