The event will focus upon mathematical expeditions, outlining how the use of mathematics has been instrumental to the success of historical voyages of exploration.
The main speaker, Professor Ana Simões, will discuss A Global History of the Eclipse of 29 May 1919 (6pm). This will be preceded by shorter presentations by Dr Stephen Johnson on Privateer and Mathematician: the Voyages of Edward Wright (4pm) and by Dr Rebekah Higgitt on Mathematical Practice and 18th-Century British Voyages of Scientific Exploration (4:45pm).
There will be a short break at 5:30 pm during which refreshments can be purchased from the Museum cafeteria.
The event ends at 7pm.
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
Cost: Free of Charge
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.2019-10-23 16:00 2019-10-23 16:00 Europe/London Mathematical Expeditions The event will focus upon mathematical expeditions, outlining how the use of mathematics has been instrumental to the success of historical voyages of exploration. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/23/mathematical-expeditions-210987 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London