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Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford: Scientific Genius, Inventor, Statesman, Spy

Robert Compton, UT professor emeritus of physics and chemistry and emeritus senior corporate fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford: Scientific Genius, Inventor, Statesman, Spy,” Friday, March 19 via Zoom.

Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (March 26, 1753 – August 21, 1814) was a scientific genius, inventor, statesman, social reformer, and Tory spy. In his presentation, Professor Emeritus Compton will explore the extraordinary life of Sir Thompson, including his involvement in the Bavarian Army, his scientific accomplishments, inventions – including the Rumford Stove – and his last years in France.

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The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, March 19 from noon to 1 p.m. 

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Please note, registration is required for the webinar. Once approved, you will receive a link to view the webinar. All registrations must be submitted by 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 19 to be approved.

Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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