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Pictures, Images, and Visualization in Science

Event

June
212012

18:00 - 19:00

Location

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

Overview

 

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

Event details

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.

Attending this event

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.

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Pictures, Images, and Visualization in Science

Public lecture by Professor John D. Barrow FRS

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