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Robert Hooke and Micrographia: 350 years on a treatise on light, aeronautics and lunar geology

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18:30 – 18:30 27 Nov 2015
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University of Liverpool, Chadwick Lecture Theatre: Building 207, L69 7ZX

Speakers: Dr Allan Chapman, Wadham College, Oxford

Hooke’s Micrographia is much more than a simple set of beautiful microscopic observations. For what really fascinated Hooke were the inner physical mechanisms by which nature worked. His work included experiments with light, from which he proposed that light was a “pulse” or wave. His insect studies were primarily concerned with how flies and moths flew as living machines, while Observation 60, where Hooke asked what forces formed the lunar craters, inaugurates the science of lunar geology. Part of the International Year of Light.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch

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