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Capturing reality with fictional models

Margaret Morrison explores how fictional models in physics may function as a source of information, and how they differ from their literary counterparts.


The development of electromagnetism by Faraday and Maxwell had its origins in a purely fictional model. Philosopher Margaret Morrison explores how fictional models in physics may function as a source of information, and how they differ from their literary counterparts. For more information and to book visit www.rigb.org.


Speaker(s):

Dr Margaret Morrison | talks

 

Date and Time:

18 June 2013 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
London
W1S 4BS
+44 20 74 09 29 92
http://www.rigb.org/

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£10 standard, £7 concessions, £5 Associates. Members go free.

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