Mathematical Expeditions

Gresham Lecture

Mathematical Expeditions

Wednesday 23 October 2019 - 16.00
Museum of London Lecture Theatre (Tickets not required for this event)

2019 marks the centenary of the eclipse expeditions that provided evidence for Einstein's theory of general relativity. To mark the centenary, we have chosen "Mathematical Expeditions" as the topic for our annual Gresham meeting.

Outline programme:

4pm:  Stephen Johnston (Oxford): Privateer and Mathematician: the Voyages of Edward Wright

4.45pm: Rebekah Higgitt (Kent): Precision exploration: mathematical practice and 18th-century British voyages of scientific exploration

5.30pm: Break

6.00pm: Ana Simões (Lisbon): Gresham Lecture Towards a global history of the eclipse of 29 May 1919

7.00pm: close