Meetings/Workshops on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom
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15 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019 • Pembroke College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Pembroke College, Cambridge
A celebration of the remarkable scientific achievements of Sir George Gabriel Stokes two hundred years after his birth. The meeting is to be held at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he worked, and lived (until he moved just round the corner to Lensfield cottage upon his marriage). Holding the bicentennial of his birth at Pembroke will give people the full Stokes experience: they will enter the College through the entrance he used, they will walk the paths he walked, and eat with both a portrait and a bust of Stokes looking down at them.
Lecture — The Most Important Experiment in Physics: The Double Slit Experiment
05 Dec 2019 • Lennard Jones Laboratories, Keele University, United Kingdom
Institute of Physics – IOP
The most important experiments in Physics, you can easily reproduce by yourself. This includes Galileo's free fall experiment, Archimedes' buoyancy (Eureka) and Eratosthenes' cast shadow from the Sun at its zenith. One of these timeless breakthroughs of the human mind into the secrets of the Universe - the double-slit experiment - ranks well above all the others, if only because, although equally simple, it still baffles Physicists to this day. It was so subversive by the time Young proposed it that Newton waited for him to die before publishing his Opticks. In this talk, Prof. Laussy will discuss why and what it has to tell us about the World we live in, from whether "things" are waves or particles, to the nature of reality.
Lecture starts at 19:00, FREE tea & coffee available. These talks are open to everyone and are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IoP.
Lecture — To c or not to c: Physics in Science Fiction Writing
20 Feb 2020 • Lennard Jones Laboratories, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Institute of Physics – IOP
Lecture starts at 19:00, FREE tea & coffee available
These talks are open to everyone and are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IoP
HOPL IV — History of Programming Languages
14 Jun 2020 - 16 Jun 2020 • London, United Kingdom
SIGPLAN is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on programming languages.
The History of Programming Languages conference series produces accurate historical records and descriptions of programming language design, development, and philosophy. It is infrequently held: the first three were in 1978, 1993, and 2007. It’s now time for HOPL-IV, to be collocated with PLDI 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
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Last updated: 17 June 2019