Mathematics in War and Peace - Euler's Work on Ballistics
Oct 24, 2018
THE 2018 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE
As a commemoration of the end of the First World War, the event will focus on the theme of mathematics in war and peacetime.
The main speaker, Professor David Aubin will speak on Science Leaders under Fire: Stories about Mathematicians Killed in World War I (6 pm), preceded by shorter presentations by Professor June Barrow-Green on Euler's Work on Ballistics (4 pm) and by Professor Tony Royle on The Nature of Life for the Flying Mathematicians of the Royal Aircraft Factory During World War I (4.45 pm).
There will be a short break at 5.30 pm during which refreshments can be purchased from the Museum cafeteria. Ends at 7 pm.
A lecture by Dr June Barrow-Green, Professor of Mathematics, Open University 24 October 2018
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/mathematics-war-peace
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