XVII Scientific Instrument Symposium
20 - 25 July 1998
The Scientific Instrument Commission will visit Scandinavia for the first time in 1998 when it holds its XVII International Scientific Instrument Symposium in Denmark. The Conference will be held at Sorø Academy, an old educational institution, which now is a boarding school. Sorø Academy houses the Hauchs Physiske Cabinet, which is owned by Sorø Academy Trust. The Hauchs Physiske Cabinet, though little known, is a magnificent collection of international standing. It is one of Europe's largest cabinets of physics and chemistry from about 1800.
The conference will include three full days of papers, a full-day museum trip to Copenhagen, a post-conference tour to the Steno Museum (the Danish National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine) in Aarhus, besides social activities. Unlike most SIC conferences this will be residential. Participation by and contributions from persons who have not previously attended the meetings of the Commission are welcome and encouraged.