A talk for Ada Lovelace Day 2019 by Professor Ursula Martin
We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker for Ada Lovelace Day 2019 at the University of Edinburgh is Professor Ursula Martin CBE FREng FRSE DSc.
This evening talk is a free event and part of a whole day of activities celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Date, time and location
- Tuesday 8th October 2019
- 17:45 – 20:00 BST
- Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
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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.
Professor Ursula Martin
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