1,000 Years of Mathematics: Henry Briggs

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Professor of Geometry Robin Wilson appears in costume as Henry Briggs to deliver a lecture on the life and achievements of the English mathematician. He discusses Briggs' famous invention of the common logarithm and the impact this had on the everyday lives of many people, from sailors to astronomers.

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This event was on Wed, 21 Nov 2001


Professor Robin Wilson

Professor of Geometry

Professor Robin Wilson is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry, a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Open University, and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Pembroke College, Oxford. Professor Wilson also regularly teaches as a guest Professor at Colorado College.

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