In association with Science Oxford
From 12 to 22 October 2018

Waves: A Very Short Introduction

Venue: Waterstones Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF

Meet the authors of the ‘Very Short Introduction’ series of books.

From sound waves to gravitational waves, and from waves of light to crashing rollers on the ocean, Mike Goldsmith explores the fundamental features shared by all waves in the natural world. Consider the range of phenomena from reflection, diffraction, and polarization in light to beats and echoes in sound.

Suitable for age 14+

Dr Mike Goldsmith is both a working scientist and a writer of science books. His main areas of research are astronomy, where he has investigated cosmic dust, supergiant stars, and the substances found in other galaxies, and sound, where he has worked on sound in air and water, the history of noise, and intelligent machinery. Since 1986, Mike has written over fifty papers, reports, and articles about sound, as well as over forty science books for readers ranging in age from toddlers to adults. His books have been published in over twenty countries, with two of his titles being shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Writing.

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19th October 2018
Event Type
Talk
Topic
Physics

Start Time: 12:15
End Time: 13:00

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