9.45am to 3.15pm, Friday 7 March
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This conference for sixth formers is a day of interaction and discovery, from the astrolabe to the steam engine and from "Eureka" to "How did they do that?". We shall have talks on Euclid and Hypatia, we'll watch demonstrations of experiments first shown by Greek mathematicians, physicists and engineers and we'll discuss how the Greek Philosophers changed our understanding of proof. There will also be a music & drama presentation by students from Imperial College and a competition over lunch.
The Greek Legacy events are generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Is the sum of the angles in a triangle really 180 degrees? Euclidean vs. Spherical Geometry - Sofya Lyakhova,Further Mathematics Support Programme Wales, Swansea
Greek demonstrations of science and engineering - Professor Alan Davies, University of Hertfordshire with Andrew Marmery, The Royal Institution
Greeks: The Musical - Imperial College Undergraduates
Hypatia & the astrolabe - Elizabeth Dodd, University of Hertfordshire
Maths & philosophy - Stuart Rowlands, University of Plymouth
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