The film in this post gives a great feel of the buzz of this interdisciplinary work as science and the humanities come together. “The cruellest question you can ask a young person is whether she is on the arts wide or the science side.” Absolutely.
November last year saw the Ordered Universe contribute to the National Festival of Humanities, Being Human, for the second year in a row. The full blog-post recorded reactions to what was a stimulating and highly energetic occasion. Contemporary and historical understanding of the physics of light came together in a wonderful array of hands-on demonstrations from the Ordered Universe project, the Department of Physics at Durham, the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and the Oxford Research Centre for Humanities (TORCH). The day was supported by the Institute of Physics, appropriately in the UNESCO International Year of Light, and the Durham Institutes of Advanced Study, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The short film below, produced by Alan Fentiman, captures the day perfectly.