‘Voltaire and the Newtonian Revolution’ One-Day Conference

This event will be a one-day conference on the 28th February 2015 at St Cross College, Oxford on Voltaire and how he was influenced by Newtonian science. In the promotion of the Newtonian theory he was aided in large part by his long-time companion and leading woman scientist of her era, the Marquise Émilie du Châtelet, herself at the forefront of the mathematics of the era and the translator of Newton’s Principia into French. This conference explores Voltaire’s and du Châtelet’s roles in the promotion of Newtonian theory as well as their activities in the physics of their era.

Registration and attendance at the conference are FREE.

Details of the conference and how to register are at http://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events/voltaire-and-newtonian-revolution-one-day-conference.

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