It is generally accepted that the development of the practical turbo jet engine (gas turbine) started with the idea formulated by Sir Frank Whittle in late 1920s when he was 23 years old. The results of his work have had a lasting impact on the world, in terms of aviation. Tonight’s talk will look at both the personal struggle and the scientific barriers that Sir Frank had to face. By way of a contrast, the talk will map the development of physics as it paralleled Sir Franks own work.
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served from 19:00 and the lecture will start at 19:30. Car park near the William Penney Theatre.
The theatre entrance can be found on the A340 Basingstoke to Newbury road, just before the Heath End Roundabout at Tadley.
Charlie Fraser-Fleming has been active member of the IOP since the mid 1990s and is a founder member of the Sir Frank Whittle Commemorative Trust since 1996.