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The Antikythera mechanism

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18:30 – 20:00 5 Oct 2016
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The Franklin Room, The Institute of Physics, 80 Portland Place , London W1B 1NT

Speakers: Mr Paul Ranford

A description of the workings of the Antikythera mechanism (a 2000-year-old device for predicting the movement of planets, discovered near Crete in 1900) and of how these workings reflect Ancient Greek understandings of the workings of the cosmos. This story also considers the significant implications for our understanding of Ancient Greek science and technology.

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Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London South East Branch
Contact details: Lee Crouch - lee.crouch@iop.org or +44 (0)20 7470 4800

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18:30 – 20:00 5 Oct 2016
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