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The Greatest Scientist You've Never Heard of - Napa Lighted Art Symposium

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The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of…

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Science – but not as you might know it. Come and read scientific works from medieval Europe with modern scientists and medieval specialists. Find out about the medieval big bang, the science of the rainbow, and how to move beyond the horizon. We’ll introduce you, as we read, to the greatest scientist you’ve never heard of: Robert Grosseteste. From 13th century England, at the time of Magna Carta, his was a dazzling mind in a dazzling generation, writing extraordinary works on natural phenomena. The Ordered Universe project, made up of medieval experts and modern scientists, explores these works collaboratively. This offers a better sense of the past, new scientific research, and a fuller understanding of the place of science in culture. Let us show you how the magic happens.

The reading group is part of a series curated by the Ordered Universe Research Project and Durham University, UK, for the 2019 Napa Lighted Festival – Beyond.

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