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International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

by Jon Hougen
International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 974 views
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Potential Rewards from the Beginning to the End of a Spectroscopic Career Derived from Attendance at a Graduate-student and Postdoctoral-Fellow Oriented Symposium

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High Precision in an Imprecise World

by David Skatrud
High Precision in an Imprecise World
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 5428 views
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The importance of the Ohio State Molecular Spectroscopy Symposium to the Army.

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The Molecular Spectroscopy Symposium: A Personal Perspective

by Bob Curl
The Molecular Spectroscopy Symposium: A Personal Perspective
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 942 views
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Nobel Laureate Bob Curl gives his personal reminiscences on the Ohio State International Molecular Spectroscopy Symposia.

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65 years of Molecular Spectroscopy

by Brenda Winnewisser
65 years of Molecular Spectroscopy
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1354 views
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Brenda Winnewisser looks at the history of this important branch of science from the viewpoint of the Ohio State conferences.

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John Soane and the learned societies of Somerset House

by Gillian Darley
John Soane and the learned societies of Somerset House
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 798 views
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The architect John Soane became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1795, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1796 and, finally, a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1821. All three were then housed in Somerset House. Soane was an avid collector a....

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Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty

by Graham Farmelo
Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 941 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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Triangulating positions: Hevelius, Halley and the management of the open-sights controversy

by Noah Moxham
Triangulating positions: Hevelius, Halley and the management of the open-sights controversy
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 800 views
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When the decade-long argument between Johannes Hevelius, the Danzig astronomer, and Robert Hooke about the respective merits of plain and telescopic sights for astronomical instruments reared its head again in 1685, the resulting controversy threaten....

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Hero or villain? Nevil Maskelyne’s posthumous reputation

by Rebekah Higgitt
Hero or villain? Nevil Maskelyne’s posthumous reputation
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 807 views
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Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal and Fellow of the Royal Society, is today best known as the villain of Dava Sobel’s Longitude. This talk will, however, look further back and examine how Maskelyne has fared since his death in 1811, attempting ....

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Dream to reality?

by Susan Mossman
Dream to reality?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 815 views
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Plastics pioneers had great aspirations for their new materials. Roland Barthes called plastics “a miraculous substance . . . a transformation of nature”. Serendipity, careful experimentation and entrepreneurial skills have all played significant....

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