6.00pm to 7.00pm, Thursday 22 March
The Conversation Room
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John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain. Among much else, he established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and explained why the sky is blue. To celebrate the launch of his new biography, Sir Roland Jackson will explore the scientific achievements and impact of this colourful physicist, communicator, and mountaineer, who ascended from humble beginnings to the heart of Victorian society.
Roland Jackson is a Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institution and Honorary Research Associate at UCL, studying the work of John Tyndall, and has recently published an academic paper on Tyndall’s contribution to our understanding of magnetism (open access), and a previous one on the Royal Medal episode (£).
The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.
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