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RS Farmelo 00:46:00

Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty

by Graham Farmelo
Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 866 views
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For the great theoretical physicist Paul Dirac FRS, the importance of mathematical beauty was 'like a religion'. Although his first papers on quantum mechanics showed an acute aesthetic awareness, he first set out his principle of mathematical beauty....

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Radiometers as buttonholes: the extraordinary material legacy of William Crookes

by Jane Weiss
Radiometers as buttonholes: the extraordinary material legacy of William Crookes
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1263 views
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William Crookes was a physicist, chemist, entrepreneur and spiritualist.  Being a consummate experimenter he designed precision instruments of great delicacy, in particular exquisite glass vacuum tubes. The radiometer, when first exhibited in 1875, ....

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What is Color?

by Daniel Stribling
What is Color?
for 11-14 and upwards,
Teaching modules | 11-14 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1198 views
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FSU undergrad, Daniel Stribling, investigates the intimate relationship between light and color. Daniel discusses the history, physics, and theory of light to engage young learners and encourage them to be excited about science.

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