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Gæsteforedrag: Isaac Newton - life, labours and legacy, Robin Wilson, Gresham College London


11.10.2019 kl. 13.00 - 14.00


Title: Isaac Newton - life, labours and legacy

Abstract: In a world-wide poll conducted to find Britain’s greatest figure, Sir Isaac Newton came top of the list. This lecture covers his life and his mathematical and scientific labours in the context of 17th-century England, featuring his childhood in Lincolnshire, his university career in Cambridge and his later life in London as Master of the Royal Mint and President of the Royal Society.


Robin Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, and a former Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. A former President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, he has written and edited over 40 books on the history of mathematics, including Lewis Carroll in Numberland, and also on graph theory, including Introduction to Graph Theory and Four Colours Suffice. Involved with the popularization and communication of mathematics and its history, he has been awarded the Mathematical Association of America’s Lester Ford award and Pólya prize for his ‘outstanding expository writing’, and the Stanton Medal for outreach activities in combinatorics by the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications. 


Institut for Matematiske Fag


Skjernvej 4A, AUD 5.034