Lecture: Ahead of their time – Revolutionary discoveries in Physics made too soon

July 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Ahead of their time – Revolutionary discoveries in Physics made too soon

Oliver Heaviside prematurely discovered a fundamental result of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity in 1888 nearly twenty years before Einstein. Ida Noddak explained anomalous results from Enrico Fermi’s experiments as evidence for nuclear fission, but her explanation was dismissed as ridiculous for nine years before it was accepted as correct.

Through this lecture, Professor David Jamieson will look at advances in physics that were ahead of their time and asks: can we identify the premature discoveries of the present day that may shape the future? To find them, should we be looking for a ‘lone genius’ or is scientific creativity more complex than that?

Friday July 30 at 6:30 pm  Register now

This Lecture is part of the University of Melbourne 2021 July Lectures in Physics 

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July 30, 2021
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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