We live in a visual age - an age of images - iconic, instant and influential. In his
remarkable new book, John Barrow traces their history and influence in order to tell the story
of modern science.
Certain key images have created our conception of the large, the small, and the complex -
both of inner and outer space. Some, like Gresham Professor Robert Hooke's first microscope
views of the world, arose because of our new technical capabilities. Others, like the first
graph, were breathtakingly simple but perennially useful. The first stunning pictures of the
Earth from space stimulated an environmental consciousness that has grown ever since. Many of
these images have changed our view of ourselves and of the world around us. In this lecture,
John Barrow takes us on a tour through the most influential images of science.
Lecture followed by Reception.
Official Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=45&EventId=748
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