Happy 200th birthday John Tyndall

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 27 October

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • John Tyndall - the greatest scientist you might not have heard of

    Credit: Royal Institution

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Suggested donation £10

Event description

2020 marks 200 years since the birth of the scientist John Tyndall, who led the Royal Institution's research following the death of Faraday. The scientific enquiries and new discoveries of John Tyndall cover an incredible diversity, ranging from: magnetism and the bending of light, to heat absorption in gases and global warming, all the way through to bacterial spores and the motion of glaciers. On top of this dizzying array of experimental studies, he was an exceptional communicator of science to the general public.

John Tyndall also gives his name to the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork in Ireland, where Paul Hurley works as a research scientist. In this talk he will cover some examples of Tyndall’s 19th Century scientific achievements and how they relate to our current information and communication age, and to critical environmental concerns of the 21st Century.

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About the speaker

Paul Hurley received his PhD (1990) and B.Eng. (1985, 1st class honors) in Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool. Paul is a currently Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices Group at the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork.  

Paul leads a research team of ten PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, visiting students and Tyndall Research staff who perform basic research on high dielectric constant (high-k) thin films for applications in nanoelectronics.

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