Moreton Moore – Beauty in Science

Event Date: 13 December 2018

Windsor Auditorium
Royal Holloway
University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

The Department of Physics at Royal Holloway University of London presents:

 

Professor Moreton Moore (RHUL) – Beauty in Science

This year’s Physics Christmas lecture will be delivered by Professor Moreton Moore, a former Mayor of Runnymede and the author of the book: Diamonds: Much More Than a Girl’s Best Friend.

Beauty in science is more than just the occasional micrograph ‘looking good’: it is a driving force in formulating theories. Beauty and simplicity are related. The simplest solution to a problem often turns out to be the correct one.

Microscopes and telescopes have extended the range of human enjoyment of beauty in nature. Optics offers many delights of colour, computer graphics creating a renaissance in spatial representation and fractals are a beautiful application of complex numbers.

Introduction by Anna Christodoulou (SEPnet/Ogden Trust Outreach Officer) and Professor Stewart Boogert (RHUL):

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