On the Shoulders of Giants: Newton Revealed - William Dunham (4 pm)

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Meet the great Sir Isaac Newton, as revealed through a lifetime of collaboration and communication.  William Dunham, who delves into both math and its history, uses Newton’s own words to expose the man behind the math.  From his earliest known letter, through exchanges with Leibniz, Locke, and others, to his most-quoted passage about standing on the shoulders of giants, Newton comes to life at his best … and his worst.

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail mathencounters@momath.org.

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

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January 7th, 2015 4:00 PM   through   6:00 PM