8 May 2014

Twilight of the Scientific Age

Organised by:

SCI's Cambridge & Great Eastern Section as part of the SCI Cambridge Science Talks series.

Todd-Hamied Room, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge

Registration Closed

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A challenging perspective of the state of modern science and its historical, philosophical and sociological contexts.

Dr Martin Lopez Corredoira (Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands) will explore why he believes that science is in decline, after centuries of great achievements. Come along and hear what he has to say. It is sure to be a lively debate.

López-Corredoira, PhD in Physics and PhD in Philosophy, works within several areas of Philosophy and is a staff researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain), working in the fields of morphology and dynamics of the Milky Way and the observational foundations of cosmology.

He is a prolific author, with more than 60 papers and several books, including “The Twilight of the Scientific Age” (2013), from which he will speak in this talk, or the publication as editor of “Against the Tide. A Critical Review by a Scientist of How Physics and Astronomy Get Done” (2008).

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Venue and Contact

University of Cambridge

Todd-Hamied Room, 
Department of Chemistry
Lensfield Road


John O'Toole

+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: john.otoole9@btopenworld.com

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CPD Info

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.