Mathematics and the Medici: Instruments from Late Renaissance Florence and a British Connection
Nov 27, 2008
The 16th-century instruments in the Museum of the History of Science in Florence provide one of the most attractive records of contemporary mathematics, significant for having been formed in the period, rather than assembled later by a museum or a collector. This lecture presents the results of cataloguing these instruments.
This lecture was jointly held with the British Society for the History of Mathematics. Support the show