Книга: Mark Miodownik «Stuff Matters»

Stuff Matters

An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally-renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. In Stuff Matters, Miodownik entertainingly examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper. He offers a compendium of the most astounding histories and marvelous scientific breakthroughs in the material world, including: The imprisoned alchemist who saved...

Издательство: "Penguin Books Ltd." (2014)

Формат: 130x195, 272 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-241-95518-5

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Mark Miodownik

Mark Miodownik

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Nationality British
Fields Materials Science
Institutions Kings College, London
Alma mater University of Oxford

Mark Miodownik is a British material scientist and engineer. He is the head of the Materials Research Group at King's College London, and the co-founder of Materials Library, a website for people working in materials science. He is a broadcaster and writer on science and engineering issues. He has done work with the Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, and the Wellcome Collection, and often gives talks at the Cheltenham Science Festival. In 2010 he was placed 89th in a Times list of the 100 most influential people in science. Miodownik delivered the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

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Biography

Miodownik received a BA in metallurgy from St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford in 1992, and a D. Phil in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford in 1996. In 2001 he gave a series of talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on aesthetics in the arts and sciences.[1] In 2003 he co-founded the Materials Library, a website for people working in materials science, with a grant from NESTA.[2] In 2005 he organised two talks at Tate Modern on the influence of new materials on the arts.[3] In 2006 he and two other scientists produced AfterImage, an installation that explores light and colour perception, which was exhibited at the Hayward Gallery.[4] In 2007 the Materials Library made a podcast, "What can the matter be?", hosted by the Tate.[5] He was one of the judges of the 2008 Art Fund Prize.[3] He often gives talks at the Cheltenham Science Festival, of which he is a member of the advisory group. He was involved in three events of the 2010 event which took place from 9 to 13 June.[6] In 2010 he placed 89 in a Times list of the 100 most influential people in science.[7] He delivered the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. The three-part series, Size Matters, will look at how size influences everything, including the shape of the universe, and is scheduled to air on BBC Four in late December.[8]

References

  1. ^ People. Materials Library. Retrieved 26 October 2010. Archived by WebCitation on 26 October 2010.
  2. ^ Dr Mark Miodownik – Biography. King's College London. Retrieved 26 October 2010. Archived by WebCitation on 26 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Judging panel 2008". Art Fund Prize. Retrieved 26 October 2010. Archived by WebCitation on 26 October 2010.
  4. ^ "AfterImage at the Hayward Gallery". mlythgoe.com. Retrieved 26 October 2010. Archived by WebCitation on 26 October 2010.
  5. ^ What can the matter be?. Tate Modern. Retrieved 26 October 2010. Archived by WebCitation on 26 October 2010. "Credits". Tate Modern. Retrieved 26 October 2010. Archived by WebCitation on 26 October 2010.
  6. ^ "King's experts at Cheltenham Science Festival". King's College London. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  7. ^ "" (subscription required). The Times.
  8. ^ "Dr Mark Miodownik, takes on the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures". Thomas Young Centre. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010. "Materials scientist to give RI Lecture". King's College London. Retrieved 26 October 2010.

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