Support us | Visit us | Contact us
Helix nebula as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cerro Toledo Inter-American Observatory. Image credit: NASA, ESA, C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), and M. Meixner, P. McCullough.
Public lecture by Professor John D. Barrow FRS
John D. Barrow FRS is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University.
What is the influence of pictures in modern science and why has it grown so noticeably during the past thirty years? We will look at some of the ways in which images in astronomy, mathematics and other physical and biological sciences have had a major impact on scientific research and influenced the public understanding of science in ways that can be compared with the contributions by great illustrators and scientists of earlier centuries.
This lecture is presented as part of the conference Curiously Drawn: Early-Modern Science as a Visual Pursuit, in conjunction with the AHRC-funded network Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit.
This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 17:30 and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Enquiries: Contact the events team.
Café Scientifique 20 May
Industry networking event 21 May
For more please see the Events diary.
Enter your address to receive regular emails about public events at the Royal Society.
Full listing of our events and exhibitions.
Watch videos of past events.
Most of our talks are free and open to the public.
We host major conferences for leading scientists.
Explore our annual science exhibition
Contact the events team.