WHAT IS Stokes200?
Two hundred years from his birth, Stokes is a towering figure in physics and applied mathematics. Bringing together an international group of experts whose work today is based upon his work, we aim to emphasise his influence and legacy at 200 to the community as a whole. At the Stokes200 symposium we plan to explore and inter-relate all the modern research fields that have sprung from his work in physics and mathematics, along with the history of how we have got from Stokes’ work to where we are now.
The meeting is to be held at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he worked, and lived (until he moved just round the corner to Lensfield cottage upon his marriage). Holding the bicentennial of his birth at Pembroke will give people the full Stokes experience: they will enter the College through the entrance he used, they will walk the paths he walked, and eat with both a portrait and a bust of Stokes looking down at them.
The meeting will be held 15-18th September 2019, just after the bicentenary of his birth.