The Thomsons of Belfast

The Thomsons of Belfast: mathematics, engineering and invention in the family of Lord Kelvin

Saturday 18 February 2017, 14.15 to 16.30

The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AR

A joint meeting organised by the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society and the British Society for the History of Mathematics

The speakers will be:

Dr Mark McCartney (Ulster): ‘James Thomson Snr: the Industrious Mathematical Educator’

Professor Andrew Whitaker (QUB): ‘James Thomson Jnr: a Victorian Engineer’

Professor Crosbie Smith (Kent): ‘Lord Kelvin: the Irish Dimensions’

Admission free.  Booking will soon be available through the Northern Ireland Science Festival (www.nisciencefestival.com) but registration is also possible on the day (an email in advance to jim.bennett@mhs.ox.ac.uk would be helpful – thanks).

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