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LivMS Popular Lecture
26 February 2020 @ 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.