World Wide Science: The Promise of e-Research Across the Disciplines
31 May 2007
About this video
Oxford Professors Denis Noble (Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology) and Martin Kemp (Professor of the History of Art) illustrate how e-research enables new forms of collaboration, visualization and data collection in the sciences and humanities, with examples from their work on:
Using computer models of biological organs and systems to interpret function from the molecular to the whole body level (specifically heart modelling)
Single view metrology to analyse forms in spaces in Renaissance paintings
This event launched the conference ‘World Wide Science: The Promise, Threats and
Realities of e-Research’, supported by the e-Horizons Institute (part of the James Martin 21st
Century School) and held in collaboration with the Oxford e-Research Centre.
About the speaker
Martin Kemp has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day. Leonardo da Vinci has been at the centre of this endeavour, and has been the subject of a number of his books and exhibitions, including ‘Leonardo’ (OUP, 2004). His wider research has involved the sciences of optics, anatomy and natural history in various key episodes in the history of naturalism. In 1989 he published ‘The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat’ (Yale University Press).
Denis Noble is Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Oxford, where he directs the computational physiology research group. He was the first to model cardiac cells (in two papers in Nature in 1960) and has published over 350 research papers. He is one of the leaders of Systems Biology and has written the first popular book on Systems Biology, ‘The Music of Life’ (OUP, 2006).