James Clerk Maxwell Conference
|The profound impact of James Clerk Maxwell, whose work continues to influence scientific and technological innovation, was celebrated by leading academics at the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s recent conference, Inspiring Brilliance: Celebrating Maxwell’s Genius and Legacy. Eminent speakers from across the UK gathered to discuss Maxwell’s outstanding contribution to physics, and beyond, and those talks are now available to view here.|
7 Dec 2015
Speaker: Professor Jeremy Smith FRSE, Professor of English Philology, University of Glasgow. This interactive lecture offers some answers to the question in the title, but also poses some further questions for further pondering.
9 Dec 2015
This talk will discuss how we come by general truths in science - not by generalising - and exploring some of the pitfalls in getting back down to the concrete, especially when we want to use science to build a laser or a better social policy.
The buzz around this year's RSE Christmas Lecture, 'Stampy's Christmas Cake Caper (An Adventure in YouTubing)' has been amazing. When news broke that Minecraft legend Stampy Cat (aka Joseph Garrett) would be in town, over 500 excited fans queued for the coveted tickets; some from as early as 5.20am.
The RSE and the Learned Societies' Group have made submissions to the Scottish Government on the draft Framework.
The profound impact of Maxwell, whose work continues to influence scientific and technological innovation, was celebrated by leading academics at the RSE's recent conference.