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Case Studies III from the Whipple Museum of the History of Science

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Students in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science present their research based on objects from our collection.

11am–12.30pm

Katie Taylor Mogg’s celestial sphere (1813): the construction of polite astronomy

Jiří Hudeček Practical mathematics in one foot: the story of John Suxspeach’s Catholic Organon

Break for lunch

1.30pm–4pm

Boris Jardine Time or travel? A faulty Elizabethan sundial in the Whipple Museum

Emma Perkins An exploration of a 17th-century terrestrial globe held in the Whipple Collection

Robin Scheffler Interests and instrument: a micro-history of object Wh.3469 (x-ray powder diffraction camera, c.1940)

This talk is part of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science series.

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