Upcoming ITS Event: Medieval Science

Don't miss the next program in the Graduate Center's popular Initiative for the Theoretical Science (ITS) series!

Tues, February 19 / 6:30 p.m. / Proshansky Auditorium
Medieval Science—Revealing Meaning across Disciplines
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Three scholars from the UK—intellectual historian Giles Gasper, physicist Tom McLeish, and vision researcher Hannah Smithson—reanimate the fascinating world of medieval science in a cross-disciplinary discussion.
 
Combining their individual perspectives, Giles Gasper (intellectual history), Tom McLeish (physics), and Hannah Smithson (vision science), bring to life a distant and mysterious, yet surprisingly exciting and productive, period of scientific development. Gasper, a lecturer in history at Durham University’s Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, specializes in the intellectual history of the high Middle Ages (11th-13th centuries) and has written widely on Anselm of Canterbury. Tom McLeish, professor of physics in Durham’s Biophysical Sciences Institute and its Centre for Materials Physics, conducts research in the areas of soft condensed matter, biological physics, polymer molecular rheology, and the theology of science. Hannah Smithson of Oxford is a university lecturer in perception and a fellow in experimental psychology at Pembroke College. Her work focuses on how the eye and brain process visual information, addressing this issue primarily through psychophysical experiments.

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Submitted on: JAN 28, 2013