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  7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Fairmont Lounge, St. John's College

The Archimedes Palimpsest: Infinite Possibilities

Reviel Netz

Classics Department
Stanford University

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.

To learn more please visit his webpage.

Additional resources for this talk: slides, video.