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High Precision in an Imprecise World

by David Skatrud
High Precision in an Imprecise World
for 18-22 and upwards,
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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Publishing Faraday’s Candle

by Frank James
Publishing Faraday’s Candle
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1022 views
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Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle is arguably the most popular science book ever published. Based on Faraday’s final series of Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution, it has never been out of print in English since it was fi....

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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 | 7 years ago | 1280 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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Jonas Moore and his ‘Mapp of the Great Levell’

by Frances Willmoth
Jonas Moore and his ‘Mapp of the Great Levell’
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1259 views
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The mathematician and surveyor Jonas Moore was elected FRS in the 1670s, as a result of his close involvement in plans for the founding of the Royal Observatory. At that stage he was employed as  Surveyor General of the Royal Ordnance, but under the....

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Mary Somerville and the Empire of Science in the Nineteenth Century

by Jim Secord
Mary Somerville and the Empire of Science in the Nineteenth Century
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1111 views
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Prof. Jim Secord, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge. Mary Somerville (1780-1872) was a leading mathematician and author of important books on the sciences: it was in connection with a review of one of these that the term "scientis....

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Niépce in England

by Philippa Wright
Niépce in England
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 828 views
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In October 2010 the National Media Museum hosted the 'Niépce in England' Conference where they could announce and share with the photographic, conservation and scientific communities the ground breaking findings which had been discovered during the ....

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Alchemy and patronage in Tudor England

by Jenny Rampling
Alchemy and patronage in Tudor England
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1005 views
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Dr Jenny Rampling, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge.  In early modern England, alchemical practitioners employed a range of strategies to win the trust and support of powerful, even royal, patrons: from the preservation of healt....

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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
for 18-22 and upwards,
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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‘Behold a New Thing in the Earth!’: Reflections on Science at the Great Exhibition

by Geoffrey Cantor
‘Behold a New Thing in the Earth!’: Reflections on Science at the Great Exhibition
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 845 views
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The Great Exhibition of 1851 has routinely been portrayed as a celebration of science, technology, and manufacturing. However, for many contemporaries – including Prince Albert – it was a deeply religious event. In analysing responses to the Exhi....

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Science and the Church in the Middle Ages

by James Hannam
Science and the Church in the Middle Ages
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 2908 views
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It is commonly assumed that what little scientific advance there might have been in the Middle Ages was held back by the power of the Church.  But, in fact, there was important progress in science and technology during the medieval period.  And the....

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