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Dream to reality?

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March
302012

13:00 - 14:00

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

Overview

 

Plastics pioneers had great aspirations for their new materials. Roland Barthes called plastics “a miraculous substance . . . a transformation of nature”. Serendipity, careful experimentation and entrepreneurial skills have all played significant roles in the development of modern plastics. This presentation will assess whether the visions of key early pioneers such as Leo Baekeland have been realised today.

Dream to reality?

Public history of science lecture by Dr Susan Mossman

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