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June 2024

Unveiling the secrets of the Universe with neutrinos & gravitational waves

25 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sir Charles Wilson Building University of Glasgow, 3 Kelvin Way
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8NN United Kingdom
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The College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow is organising two public evening lectures in honour of Kelvin’s 200th birthday: As part of the celebration in honour of the 200th anniversary of William Thomson, the later Lord Kelvin, Nobel Laureate Professor Takaaki Kajita will give a talk on measuring neutrinos and gravitational waves honouring the tradition of Lord Kelvin who developed scientific instruments for high precision measurements. Register via the following link: Unveiling the secrets of the Universe with…

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Speaking of Numbers: Measurement, Quantification and the Kelvin Dictum

26 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sir Charles Wilson Building University of Glasgow, 3 Kelvin Way
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8NN United Kingdom
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Abstract 2024 marks the bicentenary of the birth of William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin, who was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow for more than 50 years and was one of the most important scientists of the 19th century. Kelvin was committed to measurement as a pathway to scientific knowledge and technological progress, embodied in his famous dictum: "...when you cannot express in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind...". Kelvin uttered these words…

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