Edinburgh International Science Festival: Symmetries in Light

General event

Edinburgh International Science Festival: Symmetries in Light

  • Event time: Starts at 10:00am on 3rd April 2016. Runs until 4:00pm on 10th April 2016
  • Event dates: 3rd April 2016 to 10th April 2016
  • Location: Playfair Library, Old College

Event details

This international exhibition by the Japan Kaleidoscope Museum and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, celebrates the life and work of Scottish physicist Dr David Brewster who invented the kaleidoscope 200 years ago. Featuring kaleidoscopes of different sizes, styles and principles, including some beautiful examples brought over to the UK specially, the exhibition unlocks the dazzling beauty of this traditional art and illustrates how Brewster’s work in optics has influenced modern science and society.

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