Science on the Big Screen. Women in STEM presents: Calculating Ada: The Countess of computing


Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA.

We will screen and discuss “Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing” a documentary unveiling the life and legacy of Ada Lovelace, considered a prophet of computer age.  

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“Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. In this film, Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada's remarkable life. Born in the early 19th century, Ada was a countess of the realm, a scandalous socialite and an 'enchantress of numbers'. The film is an enthralling tale of how a life infused with brilliance, but blighted by illness and gambling addiction, helped give rise to the modern era of computing.”

Speakers: Eva Gil González, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Marta Pérez, Postdoctoral fellow at the MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) and affiliate of Harvard Medical School. 

Sponsors:  RCC; Science@RCC