May Festival - Doing Science with Metaphors Festival

May Festival - Doing Science with Metaphors

Please Note- Tickets may be available at the May Fest venue box office at the University of Aberdeen (King College Conference centre ). These will subject to availability and on a cash only basis for paid events.

Surely science should avoid metaphors?! Not so, according to new historical and philosophical research. Dr Ulrich Stegmannwill discuss how the ‘genetic code’ metaphor helped scientists like Francis Crick to think about a biological mechanism that nobody had encountered before. Learn how interdisciplinary humanities research works in practice, and try deciphering scientists’ handwriting during a live demonstration of online archives.

 Regent Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen

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