Dr. Cynthia Woodburn of the PSU Math Dept will present a colloquium entitled Napoleon and Mathematics: A Case Study of the Interplay between Mathematics and History
Abstract: Throughout the ages, there has been much interplay between mathematics and history. Not only can the work done by mathematicians have an impact on history but mathematicians also can have their work influenced by their time and place in history. We’ll take a look at one specific case where mathematics and history are closely intertwined which occurred in the time of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Yates Hall 215
Students are encouraged to attend.
There will be cookies and conversation afterwards in Yates 210.