14 september 2023

From Leeuwenhoek to the electron microscope

Location The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Start/end 17:45 BST

To celebrate Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the development of microscopy to the present day, Professor Katharine Cashman FRS and Professor Matthew Cobb will explore the development of microscopy and its applications in their respective areas of research. The presentations will be followed by a live Q&A, where audiences in person and online can join the conversation. The discussion will be chaired by dr Dirk van Miert, director of the Huygens Institute for the History and Culture of the Netherlands.

First Katharine V. Cashman of the University of Oregon, USA will present ‘Looking through rocks: applications to volcano research, past and present’. Followed by Matthew Cobb, University of Manchester discussing ‘The power and the process of microscopic images: from the single lens to Photoshop’.

The event is free to join and registration is not required. It can be attended in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed here and on the Royal Society YouTube channel. Doors will open to the public at 5.45 pm BST. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed. If you are unable to attend, the discussion will be recorded and the recording will be available on YouTube soon after the event.

For all enquiries, please contact events@royalsociety.org. Live subtitles will be available in person and online.