Bringing the U to You Lecture Series: Michael Reidy, MSU
- Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Great Falls, Montana
Bringing the U to You Lecture Series presents MSU professor Michael Reidy and “Mountaineering and Science: How Alpinism Fundamentally Transformed Scientific Research in the 19th Century."
Thursday, February 21 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Great Falls College MSU
2100 16th Ave S.
Great Falls, Montana
To Purchase Tickets:
Entire Series: $25
Call 406-899-0277 to purchase the entire series.
Series tickets are also available at Kaufman's and Leslie's Hallmark in Holiday Village Mall.
Individual Lecture (at door): $10 General Admission, $5 Students
A Montana State University history professor whose work focuses on the impact of mountains on some of history’s most influential scientific minds will present “Mountaineering and Science: How Alpinism Fundamentally Transformed the Nature of Scientific Research in the 19th Century.”
Michael Reidy, the Michael Malone Professor of History in MSU’s Department of History and Philosophy, has been studying the influence of mountaineering on important scientific thinkers, including Charles Darwin and John Tyndall. He will discuss Tyndall, an Irish scientist who was an early researcher of the natural greenhouse effect. Tyndall also was one of the pioneers of modern mountaineering, spending his summers climbing in the Swiss Alps.
Reidy contends neither science nor sport occurs in a vacuum but they are parts of a broader cultural development. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Reidy spent nine summers in Alaska and developed an interest in the science of oceans and tides. Because there are no oceans in Montana, he turned to the mountains and how a change of perspective can revolutionize thought, something he calls “vertical thinking.”
Reidy has a doctorate in the history of science and technology from the University of Minnesota. He came to MSU in 2000. In recent years, he has become one of a handful of historians specializing in Tyndall and helping to resurrect his work.
*Bringing the U to You Lecture Series is a collaborative effort of the UM Alumni Association and MSU Alumni Foundation.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or email@example.com.
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