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Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 4:00PM - 4:45PM
Online Lecture

Thomas Harriot on the Coins of England

Professor Norman Biggs

THE 2020 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE

This event, jointly hosted with the British Society for the History of Mathematics, will focus upon the relationship between mathematics and money, from coinage through to cryptocurrencies.

A lecture by Norman Biggs

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From 1988 to 2006, Professor Biggs was Professor of Mathematics at the London School of Economics, where he was also Director of CDAM, the Centre for Discrete and Applicable Mathematics. Norman has written 13 books and over 100 papers on mathematical topics, many of them in algebraic combinatorics and its applications. He became Emeritus Professor in 2006 and continues to teach MA318 History of Mathematics in Finance and Economics for undergraduates.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics and a former General Secretary and member of the Council of the London Mathematical Society.

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