On Growth and Form Centenary Conference - call for papers

On Growth and Form Centenary Conference - call for papers

Tuesday 14 March 2017

On 13-14 October 2017 the universities of Dundee and St Andrews will be holding a multi-disciplinary conference to celebrate 100 years since the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s landmark book On Growth and Form – which pioneered the science of biomathematics.

Paper proposals are invited for any of the following:

  •          30-40 min presentations giving an overview of D’Arcy’s influence in a particular field (eg cybernetics or anthropology)
  •          20 min papers focusing on a more specific area of influence – eg a particular research area (past or present) that has been illuminated by his ideas, or a particular aspect of D’Arcy’s own career
  •          10 min spotlight talks describing your own current research in an area that connects to D’Arcy’s work
  •          Themed sessions combining three 20 min or six 10 min presentations, as outlined above. Session chairs would be expected to get commitment from individual speakers in advance of their submission, and provide separate abstracts for each.

Proposals should take the form of an abstract of not more than 300 words, which should be sent to Matthew Jarron on museum@dundee.ac.uk by 2 May 2017.

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