Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Third-floor Research Library


Athenaeum Proprietor Dr. Fred Schubert will give an illustrated talk on the life and scientific achievements of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. This talk will emphasize his pivotal scientific experiments concerning the nature of heat. His remarkable practical activities affecting the city of Munich in Bavaria will also be discussed. In considering these topics, other aspects of his singular life story will naturally arise.

Due to limited seating, please call the Athenaeum at (603) 431-2538 to reserve your spot(s) today.

[Image: Painting of Thompson by Thomas Gainsborough, 1783. Source: Wikipedia]