Society for Natural Philosophy
The purpose of the Truesdell Lecture Series is to recognize and celebrate the aims of the Society as recorded by its founder, Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, in the announcement of the first meeting in 1963: "The Society for Natural Philosophy aims to promote communication across professional lines, to neutralize blind specialization, and to recognize and foster quality in scientific research. It offers common ground for those seeking unity of foundations through the results of specific researches, mathematical or experimental. Its method of operation is to organize meetings on specific topics of interest to some mathematicians, physicists, chemists and engineers."
The inaugural Truesdell Lecture was delivered by Walter Noll in 2005. Since then seven more Truesdell Lectures have been given. You are invited to visit the web page of Past Truesdell Lecturers and to read or download some of the past Truesdell Lectures. The next Truesdell Lecture will be held at the 2022 Pisa Meeting.
In 2009 Bernard Coleman made a generous donation to the Society. He expressed the wish that his would be the first to anchor the establishment of a new Truesdell Memorial Fund, the sole purpose of which is to support and sustain the Truesdell Lecture Series. He hoped that what he did would encourage more members and friends of the Society to make donations to the Truesdell Memorial Fund.
The Society expresses sincere gratitude to all donations to the Truesdell Memorial Fund. At each Truesdell Lecture, a list of named or anonymous sponsors who made donations after the previous Lecture will be gratefully acknowledged.
The Society for Natural Philosophy is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Donations to the Truesdell Memorial Fund can be made by clicking on the button below.
Truesdell Lecture Series and Memorial Fund