Professor John Barrow FRS, University of Cambridge
We look at the role of pictures and images in the development of science. From the first graphs and illustrated books to Molscript, the influence of the first pictures of spiral galaxies on Van Gogh's 'Starry Night', to the artistic resonances of the Hubble Space Telescope's images, the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and the intricacy of fractals, we will see how pictures have influenced science and spearheaded its communication to the public today.
This lecture is free - no ticket or advanced booking required. Doors open at 4.45pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Official Website: http://royalsociety.org/event.asp?id=8152&month=2,2009
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