Physics and the Great War

Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics, St Cross College, Oxford
Saturday, June 13 2015, 10.30 am – 5.30 pm

wirelessArguably the First World War saw the greatest advent of new science and technology and the role of science in warfare than any conflict hitherto. On land the innovations of barbed wire, machine guns and eventually, tanks changed the nature of land battles. At sea, radio communications changed operation of surface fleets and the introduction of submarine warfare changed the nature of war at sea. This war saw also the advent of aerial warfare which was to change the nature of all future wars. This conference seeks to review the key ways in which physics and its mathematics changed the nature of conflict from various points of views: technical, historical and sociological.

Further information here. Download the poster: Physics and the Great War Poster

Registration to attend this conference is free, but must be confirmed using the Conference booking form by Monday 8th June.