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LivMS Popular Lecture

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Secrets of the Rainbow, Professor Ian Jones

Lecture Theatre 2, Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5UG

Audience: 16+ and all those interested in mathematics

Entry is free to all students and to LivMS members; others pay £4 at the door.

In this talk, Ian Jones will present mathematical models, developed during the course of the last few hundred years, which explain some of the features of the rainbow. Such features include the circular shape of the primary and secondary bows, Alexander’s dark band, order of the colours, angle of the bows in the sky and many others. These will be discussed with the help of some secondary school geometry.

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Website:
http://www.livmathssoc.org.uk/cgi-bin/sews.py?Event_20200226_Popular_Lecture

Organizer

Peter Giblin
Email:
pjgiblin@liverpool.ac.uk

Venue

LJMU Redmonds Building
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool, L3 5UG
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