Geber, Newton, Thoth: What Alchemy Tells Us About Modern Science

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Saturday from 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM in Stage C

Alchemy is a misunderstood art. From Hellenistic Egypt through to the modern day, the story of alchemical science teaches us about how science has changed in the last 2000 years and how it has stayed the same. The influence of this ancient science resonates through our modern world in scientific theory, misconceptions and popular culture. Learn how ancient alchemists formed accurate predictive models of the material world around them, How the Victorians lied to you and possibly even the secret to making gold.

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