IAS Annual Report 2014-15 - page 23

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‘Bullet Cluster’ courtesy of NASA/ Institute of Computational Cosmology, Durham University
A second aspect of Durham’s contribution to the festival
came in the form of
From Dark Ages to Dark Matter: modern
encounters with medieval science
. Organised by Dr
Giles
Gasper
(History) and Professor
Tom McLeish
(Physics), it
comprised a day-long workshop with medieval specialists
and modern scientists to consider and unlock the secrets of
the medieval universe and the medieval ‘big bang’ through
the writings and imagination of the famous medieval scientist
Robert Grosseteste (c.1170-1253). Science journalist
Michael Brooks
chaired the day, and concluded the day by
delivering a public lecture on the lessons of medieval science
to the modern day.
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