22 March 2016

CPS Presidential Lecture - Equations That Have Changed the World

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SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical and Physical Society


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Everyone has heard of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. But if you ask a member of the public about any other famous scientists who have changed the world through their research, who might they say? As you turn your mobile phone off before boarding a flight, do you think about the people who have made such things possible? Who was responsible for the equation that allowed human beings to fly? Who first described electricity mathematically, allowing its widespread use? Who first recognised the existence of electromagnetic radiation?

Our speaker, Prof Tracey Clarke says, 'I myself am guilty of this. For instance, I had heard of Maxwell's equations, but knew nothing of the man himself and had little appreciation of his tremendous contribution to science.'

In this talk, Prof Clarke will cover a few of the equations that have literally changed our world: the extraordinary lives of the scientists behind the monumental discoveries, how their discovery was made, and how they have shaped the world we live in today.


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Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ

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Prof Tracey Clarke, CPS President, UCL