Project ID548
DescriptionGeorg Christoph Lichtenberg and Étienne Léopold Trouvelot worked on the same subject and published scientific papers on it, but lived a century apart and never met. What they both worked on are called to this day Lichtenberg figures, the strange, beautiful, almost organic shapes formed when a pulse of high-voltage electricity passes over the surface of an insulator. Lichtenberg was the first to describe these figures, and Trouvelot one of the first to record them photographically. I have researched the history of two men who were interested in both science and art, and have also created Lichtenberg figures myself.
TopicScience
Talks
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3AHeritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A
Organization/partnerNone
Year started2016
Source of reference
Talk given at the U3A Science Seminar, Harper Adams, 2016

Output

DocumentNone
NotesWilling to give this talk to other U3As