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Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 4:00PM - 4:45PM
Museum of London

Mathematics in War and Peace - Euler's Work on Ballistics

Dr June Barrow-Green

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 focussed on the theme of mathematics in war and peacetime. 

The main speaker, Professor David Aubin spoke on Science Leaders under Fire: Stories about Mathematicians Killed in World War I, preceded by shorter presentations by Professor June Barrow-Green on Euler’s Work on Ballistics and by Professor Tony Royle on The Nature of Life for the Flying Mathematicians of the Royal Aircraft Factory During World War I. 

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Dr Barrow-Green is Professor of Mathematics at the Open University. She specialises in the history of mathematics. She is a member of the Council of the London Mathematical Society and the Librarian for the society.

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