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The Scientific Life of Ada Lovelace – a talk by Professor Ursula Martin CBE FREng FRSE DSc
8 October 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The scientific life of Ada Lovelace – a talk for Ada Lovelace Day 2019 by Professor Ursula Martin CBE FREng FRSE DSc
Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852) is best known for a remarkable article about Babbage’s unbuilt computer, the Analytical Engine, which not only presented the first documented computer program, but also, going well beyond Babbage’s ideas of computers as manipulating numbers, outlined their creative possibilities and the limits of what they could do.The comprehensive archive of Lovelace’s papers preserved in Oxford’s Bodleian Library displays Lovelace’s wide scientific interests, and her grasp of the potential of mathematics as a uniting link between the material and symbolic worlds.
In this talk we start to explore Lovelace, her background, her scientific ideas and her contemporary legacy, and reflective more broadly on the role of history of computing in present day thinking about the discipline
Programme for the event:
- 5.45pm – 6pm: Arrive at the venue
- 6pm – 6.45pm: The scientific life of Ada Lovelace – talk by Professor Ursula Martin
- 6.45pm – 7pm: Audience Q&A
- 7pm – 8pm: Drinks and nibbles reception
- 8pm: Event close
This talk is part of a day of activities at the University of Edinburgh to celebrate Women in STEM for Ada Lovelace Day 2019.
For more details please visit our Ada Lovelace Day website.
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