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The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project - a timely update

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On 6 February 2009 the Whipple Museum – in association with the Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Faculty of Classics – will host a half-day conference to discuss the history of research into the Antikythera Mechanism and review the most recent discoveries about this ancient Greek artifact.

In 1974, Derek de Solla Price, a former member of the Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, published Gears from the Greeks, a landmark study of the Antikythera mechanism, discovered in 1900-01. Price first travelled to Athens to view the fragments in 1958. Fifty years later, Nature published significant new research undertaken by the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, building on the work of Price and others.

The current exhibition at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science focuses on this work; in conjunction with the exhibition, members of the Project will offer an overview of their research. The afternoon is open to all who are interested.

For the full programme please go to http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple/events/antikytheraconference/

This talk is part of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science series.

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