Date(s) - Wednesday 11 July 12
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium
Dr Stuart Clark
Lecture: Cold, rational, detached â€“ just some of the words commonly associated with science. In this presentation, Dr Stuart Clark will relate how the fractious birth of science in the seventeenth century was driven by some of the hottest blood of all. People like Galileo, Kepler and Newton dreamed of finding a â€˜theory of everythingâ€™ â€“ a way to explain all things in the â€˜language of Godâ€™: mathematics.
Perhaps most surprising of all is that they drew heavily on things that science now rejects: astrology and alchemy. Under funded, under appreciated, driven by the noblest dreams of achievement yet consumed by the pettiest of jealousies, this tale of scienceâ€™s birth has a surprisingly modern ring to it.
Dr Stuart Clark is a journalist, award-winning author and broadcaster, and an engaging storyteller. Fiction or non-fiction, his work is written with conviction and with passion. He holds a first-class honours degree and a PhD in astrophysics and has devoted his career to presenting the complex and dynamic world of astronomy to the general public.
His latest work is the pioneering trilogy The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth, which blends gripping, original historical fiction with popular science to tell of the story of astronomy.