The History of Mathematics in 300 Stamps | University of Oxford

The History of Mathematics in 300 Stamps

Robin Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Geometry, Gresham College, London
14:30 - 15:45
Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG

Lecture Theatre 2

Lectures and seminars
None
Yes
Not required

The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world. From Euclid to Euler, from Pythagoras to Poincaré, and from Fibonacci to the Fields Medals, all are featured in attractive, charming and sometimes bizarre stamps. No knowledge of mathematics or philately required.