Device is incompatible to play the video
Monday, 21 November 1988, 12:00AM
City of London School

Gyroscopes and Boomerangs

Sir Christopher Zeeman

Professor Zeeman guides us through the geometry and the mechanics of spinning objects.

sir-christopher-zeeman

Sir Christopher Zeeman was the Gresham Professor of Geometry between 1988 and 1994. He read Maths at Christ's College, Cambridge and then became a fellow of Gonville and Caius College. He had served with the Royal Air Force from 1943 through to 1947. He founded the Department of Maths at the University of Warwick in 1964 aiming to combine the flexibility of the American university courses with the tutorial system found at Oxbridge. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1975 and won the Faraday Medal in 1988 before being knighted for ‘mathematical excellence’ in 1991.  

Read More
Read Less
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED

The Mathematical World of C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Professor Robin Wilson
Monday, 21 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Biometrics: How Unique are You?

Professor Richard Harvey
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Frozen in Time?

Professor Katherine Blundell OBE
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Mathematical Expeditions

Ana Simões
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 - 4:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Weighing the Universe

Professor Roberto Trotta
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

AI Weapons, War and Ethics

Professor Yorick Wilks
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Building Sustainable Communities: A New Era for Twinning

Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Maths of Future Computing

Professor Chris Budd OBE
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Experimental Gardens from Francis Bacon to Today

Jim Endersby
Monday, 7 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Faster than Light?

Professor Katherine Blundell OBE
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

How to Avert a Climate Catastrophe

Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Monday, 30 September 2019 - 5:30PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Toothpaste, Custard and Chocolate: Mathematics Gets Messy

Professor Helen Wilson
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

Catastrophes

Sir Christopher Zeeman
Thursday, 21 November 2002 - 12:00AM
WATCHED

Mathematics Applied to Dressmaking

Sir Christopher Zeeman
Tuesday, 9 March 1993 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

Introduction to Catastrophe Theory and its Application to Physics and Sociology

Sir Christopher Zeeman
Monday, 24 April 1989 - 1:00PM
WATCHED

What is it about Cocaine that makes it addictive?

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 1:55PM
WATCHED

The Role of Collaboration in Nature and its Link to Success

Professor Steve Jones
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 6:59PM
WATCHED

The Offspring of Semi-Female Mimics in Ruffs

Professor Steve Jones
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 6:58PM
WATCHED

What Is The Advantage To The Flowers That Are 'Orchid-Mimics'?

Professor Steve Jones
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 6:56PM
WATCHED

An Interesting Fact About Female Swordtail Fish

Professor Steve Jones
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 6:55PM
WATCHED

The Sideways Motion of a Ponytail

Professor Raymond E. Goldstein
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 6:58PM