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Patricia Fara discusses Newton's research on light and colour

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2015 sees the 350th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions, making it the world’s oldest scientific journal. As part of the celebrations to mark this anniversary, The Royal Society has published special issues of Philosophical Transactions A (physical sciences papers) and Philosophical Transactions B (life sciences papers), looking back at pioneering papers from the archive, with commentaries by leading scientists, historians and science writers. Here we talk to one of the authors, Patricia Fara, about her discussion of Isaac Newton’s 1671 letter containing his new theory about light and colours. For more information see http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/celebrating-350-years-philosophical-transactions-physical-sciences-papers and http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/celebrating-350-years-philosophical-transactions-life-sciences-papers