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Measuring the Earth: A Slice of Medieval Mathematics

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  • UserProfessor Minhyong Kim (University of Edinburgh)
  • ClockFriday 04 March 2022, 18:00-19:00
  • HouseCMS Meeting Room 2.

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Al-Biruni (973-1050) was one of the greatest scholars of the middle ages and a major contributor to the human understanding of a unified world. We will discuss some of his remarkable ideas, the problems he encountered within the historical context of his times, and make a few mathematical remarks on the challenges of geodesy.

This talk is part of the The Archimedeans series.

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