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SUMMARY:Formulating a theory - mathematics in Thomson and Rutherford's col
laboration on x-ray ionisation - Isobel Falconer (University of St Andrews
)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20181109T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20181109T160000Z
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DESCRIPTION:In 1897 J.J. Thomson 'discovered' the electron. The previous y
ear\, he and his research student Ernest Rutherford (later to 'discover' t
he atomic nucleus)\, collaborated in experiments to work out why gases exp
osed to x-rays became conducting. \n\nThis talk will discuss the very diff
erent mathematical educations of the two men\, and the impact these differ
ences had on their experimental investigation and the theory they arrived
at. This theory formed the backdrop to Thomson's electron work the followi
ng year.\nSpeakers:\nIsobel Falconer (University of St Andrews)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (Classroom C1)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
URL:https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/5d7365c0-0942-4ebc-8bb6-d5e0f8a3abe7/
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ord's collaboration on x-ray ionisation - Isobel Falconer (University of S
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