The Scientific Revolutions of the 16th and 17th Centuries

# Pappus' Collection and the European rediscovery and reconstruction of Greek mathematics

speaker: Alexander Jones (Department of Classics, University of Toronto)

abstract: Though lmost unknown before A.D. 1500, Pappus' Collection was more influential in the 16th and 17th centuries as a stimulus to new mathematical work than any other surviving work of Greek mathematics, partly because of the things that it contains, but partly because of the things that it leaves out, which challenged mathematicians to "reconstruct" the lost methods of antiquity.

timetable:
Mon 12 Sep, 15:00 - 16:00, Sala Conferenze Centro De Giorgi
Tue 13 Sep, 9:00 - 11:00, Sala Conferenze Centro De Giorgi
Wed 14 Sep, 9:00 - 11:00, Sala Conferenze Centro De Giorgi
Thu 15 Sep, 9:00 - 11:00, Sala Conferenze Centro De Giorgi
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