"A History of the Small" One-Day Conference

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 17:00
Venue
Department of Physics
Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PU
Venue details

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Event type
Conferences
Event cost
FREE
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Throughout the ages physics has sought to explain the nature of matter both on Earth and in the heavens. Millennia ago, the Greek philosophers posited the existence of atoms, thereby launching a journey through the centuries, which in due course confirmed their existence and have made them tools of our everyday life. More recently, modern thought combined the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics leading to an understanding of matter now encoded in the Standard Model. This progress has led to startling new applications in fields such as nanotechnology and genomics. This conference will trace the progress of thought from the speculations of the ancients to the reality of the modern day.

Registration to attend this conference is free, but must be confirmed using the Conference booking form by midday on Friday 15th February 2019.