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Beacon Salon # 19 In case of power failure or AI rebellion: Slide Rules and how to use them

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This informal seminar series presents topics of broad academic interest at an accessible level. The seminars are open to all, and research students at CEB and MedImmune are especially invited to attend. The talks will be about 30-45 minutes long, and questions are encouraged which open up new avenues for discussion. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

A friend of mine in Plant Sciences recently bought a slide rule on the internet and asked me how to use it. Not wanting to admit that I did not know, I promised to give a seminar explaining the history of these handy tools, and how to use them. I’ll hopefully give a demonstration with Professor Fox’s spiral sliderule, in addition to the simple and more common slipstick. I might also talk about old analog computational machines such as the Antikythera mechanism, and the E-6B.

This talk is part of the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology occasional seminars series.

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