Come see what’s new — and old — in the history of physics on January 17

Posted January 14th, 2006 by Lois Beattie

Tuesday, January 17, Archivist Ewa Basinska and Physics Librarian Jennifer Harter present an IAP session, Seeking Yesterday’s Science: Resources in the History of Physics. The time is 2:00 – 3:00 pm; the place, 14N-132.

Van de Graaff generator Come celebrate the tercentenary of Ben Franklin, a statesman, writer, and a scientist, born in Boston, on January 17, 1706. Look through an early edition of Franklin’s Experiments and Observations on Electricity and other archival materials as you learn about resources in the history of physics.

We are offering an introduction to the sources in the history of physics from ancient times through present. Together, we will look at the wide range of resources, from manuscript collections to electronic databases. Our perspective is historical rather than scientific, so no math background is required.
Contact: Ewa Basinska, 14N-118, x8-5533, basinska@mit.edu

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