The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

20 May 2019 19:00 - 20:30

Location: The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS, UK.

Event description

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was as a pioneering environmentalist - his radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. He was also the father of infographics - the first scientist to present complex scientific data in a visual way. 

To celebrate his 250th birthday join the award-winning author of 'The Invention of Nature' Andrea Wulf as she tells his story from a completely new perspective, revealing a man who was not only the most famous scientist of his time, but who also believed that the arts and sciences were intrinsically connected.

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Event organiser: The Royal Institution of Great Britain

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