From Theory To Practice: Scientific Discoveries That Changed the Way We Live

January 23, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6
Canada


Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto
ON
M5S 2E6


'If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.' This quote of Isaac Newton expresses the continuity of scientific experimentation that shapes our world. This workshop will focus on how a scientific theory is born and what circumstances led to its practical application. Take Daniel Bournoulli's relationship between a fluid's speed and pressure. How did this concept prompt the Wright brothers' to introduce motor powered flight? Or, what made Lise Meitner believe the atom could be shattered? Members need not be intimidated by the science. Source material with digestible explanations will be provided.

Facilitator:

Ernie Fallen, fallene@mcmaster.ca, is a retired professor of medicine with a special interest in the history of science.

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