"A History of the Small" One-Day Conference 23 Feb 2019

Dec 05, 2018

This event will be a one-day conference on Saturday 23rd February 2019 on A History of the Small. Throughout the ages physics has sought to explain the nature of matter both on Earth and in the heavens. Millennia ago, the Greek philosophers posited the existence of atoms, thereby launching a journey through the centuries, which in due course confirmed their existence and have made them tools of our everyday life. More recently, modern thought combined the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics leading to an understanding of matter now encoded in the Standard Model. This progress has led to startling new applications in fields such as nanotechnology and genomics. This conference will trace the progress of thought from the speculations of the ancients to the reality of the modern day.

 

Registration and attendance at the conference are FREE.

 

Details of the conference and how to register are at:

 

https://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events/history-small-one-day-conference

 


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