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Einstein vs. Newton debate

Event

November
232005

18:30 - 20:15

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Chaired by Professor Marcus Du Sautoy from the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Webcast available: Launch royalsociety.tv player Video only.

To commemorate the expedition led by Sir Arthur Eddington FRS to West Africa and South America in 1919 which proved Einstein's theory of relativity and helped to launch Einstein on a world stage (prior to the expedition's findings Einstein hadn't been a publicly recognisable figure), the Royal Society is holding a discussion to consider both the scientific legacies and cultural iconographies of Einstein and Newton.

Arguing for Einstein will be Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Dr Mark Lythgoe, while the Newton team consists of Sir John Enderby FRS, and Dr Patricia Fara.

Einstein vs. Newton debate

Debate chaired by Professor Marcus Du Sautoy from the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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