7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2010|
Fairmont Lounge, St. John's College
The Archimedes Palimpsest: Infinite Possibilities
What we know of Archimedes comes from Medieval manuscripts. By far the
most important is a palimpsest - a medieval copy erased and
overwritten with a prayer book. Transcribing the Archimedes
Palimpsest, we have gained in the last decade new insight into Archimedes'
mathematics. The talk will present two such insights, one concerning
the infinite, the other concerning possibilities.
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