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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Departmental Colloquium-Innovation through the Ages

Ian McWalter,
CMC

Friday, January 16, 2015
1:30 p.m. in Stirling Theatre A

Abstract:

This talk attempts to provide perspectives on and interpretations of some key developments that formed the building blocks of innovation from which modern societies have developed. Beginning in antiquity the talk moves rapidly to the emergence of modernity, the difficulties of interpretation of modern physics and then finally to the conception, invention and development of the transistor, the well spring of innovation in the last 60 years.