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Clash of the Titans: Einstein vs Newton

Who was the greatest physicist ever?

To commemorate the expedition led by Sir Arthur Eddington FRS to West Africa and South America in 1919 which proved Einstein's theory of relativity and helped to launch Einstein on a world stage (prior to the expedition's findings Einstein hadn't been a publicly recognisable figure), the Royal Society is holding a discussion to consider both the scientific legacies and cultural iconographies of Einstein and Newton.

Arguing for Einstein will be the presenters of the recent Channel 4/National Geographic documentary, 'The Search for Einstein's Brain', Dr Jim Al-Khalili of the University of Surrey and Dr Mark Lythgoe of University College London. The Newton pairing comprises Sir John Enderby, President of the Institute of Physics, and historian of science and Newton biographer, Dr Patricia Fara of Cambridge University.

Chairing the discussion will be writer, broadcaster and Professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, Marcus du Sautoy.


Professor Jim Al-Khalili | talks | www
Professor Marcus du Sautoy | talks | www
Professor Sir John Enderby | talks | www
Dr Patricia Fara | talks
Dr Mark Lythgoe | talks | www


Date and Time:

23 November 2005 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500

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