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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Apr 24, 2016

We look at the rediscovery of astronomical texts by western Europe from the time of the Plague of Justinian to the Great Mortality.  The work of Martianus Capella, Isidore of Seville, Gerard of Cremona, Averroes and Johannes of Sacrobosco is examined and placed in a wider historical context.

Apr 17, 2016

A brief scientific biography of the Islamic physicist, Ibn al-Haytham.  We look at his work in optics, mathematics, astronomy and the development of a method of scientific inquiry.

Apr 10, 2016

In this episode we look at the astronomical work done during the Golden Age of Islamic Science.  This includes the work sponsored by the Abbasid caliph al-Ma'mun, the work of al-Balkhi, al-Battani, al-Biruni and ibn al-Haytham.  We conclude with material covering the Andalusian Revolt and the Maragha Revolution.

Apr 3, 2016

In this episode we look at the role of astronomy in the culture of the Inca Empire and Kogi Tribe.  We examine the Cusco, Coricancha and the ceques and huacas that embody Inca religious practice along with the city of Machu Picchu.  Finally, we look at the woven universe of the Kogi tribe of northern Colombia.