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The Life and Work of Michael Faraday

A talk by Frank James, Professor of the History of Science and Head of Collections at The Royal Institution.


Michael Faraday (1791-1867) is one of the major scientific figures of all time. His discoveries of electro-magnetic rotations and induction laid the foundations for electrical engineering. His discoveries of the magneto-optical effect and diamagnetism paved the way for his formulation of the field theory of electro-magnetism which became and remains one of the cornerstones of modern physics. But Faraday was also heavily involved with the practical application of science and in communicating science to a wide audience. This illustrated talk will examine all these aspects of Faraday’s life, how they relate to each other and to his religious beliefs and will conclude with a discussion of his burial in Highgate.
Michael Faraday: 22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867 - Highgate Cemetery West


Speaker(s):

Professor Frank James | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

3 April 2014 at 7:30 am

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Highgate Cemetery
Swains Lane
Highgate
London
N6 6PJ
0208 340 1834
http://www.highgatecemetery.org

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Tickets:

£7

Available from:

www.highgatecemetery.org

Additional Information:

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