Rolf Widerøe – The Forgotten Physicist

Tartan-icon-1aTuesday 05 November 2018 at 7:30pm for 8pm

Rolf Widerøe – The Forgotten Physicist

Dr Frank Stewart, translator of a new biography of Widerøe, discusses the life and career of the Norwegian physicist who was a key figure in the development of particle accelerators – which find applications from medical diagnotics and radiotherapy, to ‘atom smashers’ at CERN. Like many scientists, Widerøe faced difficult moral choices during WWII. Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh – map