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Magnificent Mathematicians in their Flying Machines

Speaker:

Tony Royle, Open University

Abstract:

The years 1914 – 1918 witnessed the rapid evolution of fixed-wing, powered aircraft as instruments of war. Developments in Britain were spearheaded by a group of talented mathematicians, engineers, and scientists working at the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough. In this lecture I will discuss some of the aerodynamic and aerobatic challenges they faced in the air as test pilots and observers.

Info:

Lectures held at 6.30pm. Refreshments are served from 6pm on the day of the lecture. Please register online here to attend lectures.

Organised By
IOP London and Southeast Branch
Date/Time
04 Mar 2020 18:00 to 20:00
Location
Institute of Physics
London
United Kingdom
N1 9BU
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