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Magnificent Mathematicians in their Flying Machines


Tony Royle, Open University


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.


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
04 Mar 2020 18:00 to 20:00
Institute of Physics
United Kingdom
N1 9BU
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