Color-coordinate system from a 13th-century account of rainbows
Smithson, Hannah; Anderson, Philip; Dinkova-Bruun, Greti; Gasper, Giles; Laven, Philip; McLeish, Tom; Panti, Cecilia; Tanner, Brian
Professor Giles Gasper email@example.com
We present a new analysis of Robert Grosseteste’s account of color in his treatise De iride (On the Rainbow), dating from the early 13th century. The work explores color within the 3D framework set out in Grosseteste’s De colore [see J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, A346 (2012)], but now links the axes of variation to observable properties of rainbows. We combine a modern understanding of the physics of rainbows and of human color perception to resolve the linguistic ambiguities of the medieval text and to interpret Grosseteste’s key terms.
Smithson, H., Anderson, P., Dinkova-Bruun, G., Gasper, G., Laven, P., McLeish, T., …Tanner, B. (2014). Color-coordinate system from a 13th-century account of rainbows. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 31(4), A341-A349. https://doi.org/10.1364/josaa.31.00a341
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2014|
|Deposit Date||Feb 14, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 8, 2014|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America A.|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Published Journal Article
© 2014 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Journal of the Optical Society of America A and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.00A341. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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