Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NOV 12: Archimedes Palimpsest Lectures at The Walters

Nov 12, 12 noon - 4.30pm. Free
The Conservation, Imaging, and Scholarship on the Archimedes Palimpsest,
Featuring Abigail Quandt, Reviel Netz, and Roger Easton.

The Walters Art Museum

Hear about groundbreaking techniques that saved the earliest surviving Archimedes manuscript, revealing much of what this Greek mathematician sketched in sand in Syracuse in the 3rd century B.C. The panel includes Stanford University Professor and historian of pre-modern mathematics, Reviel Netz, the co-author with Will Noel of The Archimedes Codex (2007); RIT imaging scientist Roger Easton; Walters conservators Abigail Quandt and Glenn Alan Gates, and Will Noel as moderator.