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Green's Memorial in Westminster Abbey

EXHIBITION 

Until 4 January 2015 at Nottingham University’s Western Gallery Exhibitions and Special Collections.  Free admission.

Over 170 years after his death, mathematical techniques invented by George Green (1793-1841) are still widely used in physics and engineering. His first essay, self-published in 1828 has been described as ‘One of the most important works ever written on Electricity’. Yet Green died in obscurity, his essay unknown until it was read with astonishment in 1845 by William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin and reprinted by him a few years later.

This exhibition draws on the George Green Collection of papers gathered by his biographers and members of the George Green Memorial Fund, and has been curated by Manuscripts and Special Collections staff.

See a rare copy of his 1828 essay alongside items relating to his family, his education in Nottingham and Cambridge and his mill and its restoration. Green’s lasting importance is explored and celebrated in his home town.

Lunch time talks – these talks will be held to accompany the exhibition. Places are limited so please book in advance at the Lakeside Box Office                0115 8467777

TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 1pm-2pm free admission

George Green’s contribution to MRI

WEDNESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 1pm-2pm free admission

George Green’s Mathematical influences

 

 

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