EVENT DETAILS AND ABSTRACT


Special Seminar

Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Archimedes and His World
Speaker: Professor John H. Conway
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Brief Description:
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #2
Abstract:

On Thursday, October 29, 1998 an 800 year-old manuscript containg many of Archimedes' works was sold for over $2 million at Christie's Auction House in New York. This lecture will be about this palimpsest and the work of Archimedes, the most outstanding mathematician and scientist among the ancient Greeks.
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Tech LR 2
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Contact email: mlerma@math.nwu.edu
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