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The Perilous Practice of Flying and Applying

Description
Early aeronautical research in Britain was advanced by a decision to allow a number of the nation’s finest mathematicians to train as pilots and conduct airborne experiments using full-scale aircraft. Given that many would subsequently perish in flying accidents, what justified the risk? Tony Royle from the Open University will provide some answers in this History of Mathematics Talk.
Presenter
Tony Royle
Type
Talk
Open to
All staff and students, Public
Date
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Time
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where
Lecture Theatre C, School of Mathematics and Statistics, North Haugh
Contact
Isobel Falconer
Email
ijf3@st-andrews.ac.uk
More info

The event is suitable for a general audience, is free and all are welcome to attend. It will be followed by a drinks reception.

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