Euler’s pioneering equation: ‘the most beautiful theorem in mathematics’ - Robin Wilson | University of Oxford

Euler’s pioneering equation: ‘the most beautiful theorem in mathematics’ - Robin Wilson

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17:00 - 18:00
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Lecture Theatre L1
Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6GG
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Parents, Students, Teachers
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Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
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Euler’s equation, the ‘most beautiful equation in mathematics’, startlingly connects the five most important constants in the subject: 1, 0, π, e and i. Central to both mathematics and physics, it has also featured in a criminal court case and on a postage stamp, and has appeared twice in The Simpsons. So what is this equation – and why is it pioneering?

Robin Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, and a former Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.

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