Lorentz Center - Artificial Cold and International Cooperation in Science from 4 Aug 2008 through 8 Aug 2008
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    Artificial Cold and International Cooperation in Science
    from 4 Aug 2008 through 8 Aug 2008

 
Outline of the programme:

Outline of the programme:

Talks at 09:30 (except Monday); 11:00; 14:00 en 15:30h. After each session there

is a general discussion. During lunchtime (12:30 - 14:00) small groups are invited

to discuss special topics.

 

 

Programme

 

 

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Monday 4th of August 2008

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            10:00 – 10:45    Welcome and registration

            10:45 – 11:00    Introduction Lorentz Center (lecture room, 331)

 

            Session 1: Pioneers of Cold
           
chair: Kostas Gavroglu, room 331

 

            11:00 – 12:30    Dirk van Delft (Museum Boerhaave, Leiden University)

                                    Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and the road to liquid helium

 

            12:30- 14:00      Lunch break

 

            14:00 – 15:00    Ad Maas (Museum Boerhaave, Leiden): Adiabatic demagnetization of

                                   Wander Johannes de Haas

            15:00 – 15:30    Coffee/tea break

            15:30 – 16:30    Frank James (Royal Institution, London): Michael Faraday and the

                                   liquefaction of gases

 

            17:00                Wine & cheese party

 

 

 

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Tuesday 5th of August 2008

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            Session 2: Cold Between Science and Industry

            chair: Dirk van Delft, room 331

 

09:30 – 10:45    Giorgio Frossati (Leiden University; Leiden Cryogenics

                                    BV): Possible new applications of ultra-low temperatures to

                                    astronomy, medicine and energy

10:45 – 11:00    Coffee/tea break

11:00 – 12:30    Pim Huijnen (University of Amsterdam): Science industry

                                    ties in the Netherlands between de World Wars

 

12:30 – 14:00    Lunch break

 

14:00 – 15:00    Russel Donnelly (University of Oregon): 20th Century

                                    cryogenic science and technology

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee/tea break

            15:30 – 16:30    Susanne E. Freidberg (Dartmouth College, NH): the

                                    Triumph of the Egg

 

 

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Wednesday 6th of August 2008

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            Session 3 (Museum Boerhaave): Curating Objects of Artificial Cold

            chair: Dirk van Delft, room: Boerhaave Museum

 

            10:00                Ad Maas (Museum Boerhaave, Leiden): How to deal with

                                    historical objects of cold

                                    Visit exhibition Museum Boerhaave: ‘Quest for Absolute

                                    Zero’

            12.30                Lunch (Museum Boerhaave)

 

 

            Session 4 (Lakenhal): Cold & Art

            chair: Dirk van Delft, room Lakenhal

 

            14:00                Dirk van Delft (Lakenhal Museum, Leiden): Cold and art

                                   in the Kamelingh Onnes family

                                    Visit exhibition Lakenhal: ‘The Kamerlingh Onnes Family:

                                    Cold & Art’

 

            17.00 – 18:00    Canal tour in Leiden

            18:00 – 21:00    Workshop Dinner in restaurant Malle Jan

 

 

 

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Thursday 7th of August 2008

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            Session 5: Cooperations in History I

            chair: Frans van Lunteren, room 331

 

            09:30 – 10:45    Geert Somsen (Maastricht University): Conferences in History: How and why

did scientists come together?

            10:45 – 11:00    Coffee/tea break

            11:00 – 12:30    Chris Leonards (Maastricht University): Nineteenth Century Congresses on

Philantropy, Welfare and ‘Control of the Poor’

Nico Randeraad (Maastricht University): The Limits of Spreading Scientific Knowledge: the International Statistical Conferences

 

            12:30 – 14:00    Lunch break

 

            14:00 – 15:00    Chris Leonards & Nico Randeraad: The Internationalization of Social

Reform

            15:00 – 15:30    Coffee/tea break

            15:30 – 16:30    Sven Widmalm (Universities of Lingköping and Uppsala):

                                    International Conferences for Home Consumption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday 8th August 2008

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            Session 6: Cooperations in History II

            chair: Geert Somsen, room 331

 

            09:30 – 10:45    Daan Wegener (University of Utrecht): 'Cosmopolitan science: Du Bois-

Reymond and the scientific ethos'

 

            10:45 – 11:00    Coffee/tea break

            11:00 – 12:30    Faidra Papanelopoulou (Maison des Sciences de

                                    l’Homme, Paris): The Association International du Froid

 

            12:30 – 14:00    Lunch break

 

            14:00                Frans van Lunteren (Leiden University, Free University of

                                   Amsterdam): The Metric Convention and its aftermath: rivalries, loyalties and

controversies

 

 

            Session 7: Research Agenda

            chair: Geert Somsen

           

            15:30 – 16:30    Kostas Gavroglu (University of Athens): Toward a

                                    research agenda for artificial cold

           

 

            17:00                End of the workshop

           



 

 



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