Tall tales and true: Journeys of the mind

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Event Details

Date:
3 May 2018 at 12:00 pm – 3 May 2018 at 2:00 pm
Venue:
The Gallery, Sir Louis Matheson Library, 40 Exhibition Walk
Campus:
Clayton campus
Open to:
Monash staff and students
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Conferences & Exhibitions

Description

Journeys of the mind is the second part of the Tall tales and true exhibition. In part one, Journeys real and imagined, we drew on material from the Rare Books Collection to show tales of exploration and the imaginary journeys they inspired. In part two, the journeys are of a different nature, showcasing our material on the history of science.

The exhibition will feature major scientific works such as Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, and Einstein’s Special and General Theory of Relativity, alongside the polymath syntheses of Mary Somerville’s Mechanism of the Heavens and the technical brilliance of John Gould’s The Birds of Australia. These journeys are tales of scientific exploration and discovery that push the boundaries of the seen and unseen worlds.

Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway, Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, will open the exhibition.


Name
Heidi Binghay
E-Mail
heidi.binghay@monash.edu
Phone
+61 3 99052609
Organisation
Monash University Library