Michael Atiyah - Numbers are Serious but they are also Fun | University of Oxford

Michael Atiyah - Numbers are Serious but they are also Fun

Speaker
Michael Atiyah
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Mathematical Institute
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 1

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Archimedes, who famously jumped out of his bath shouting "Eureka", also 'invented' the number pi.

Euler invented e and had fun with his formula e^(2 pi i) = 1.

The world is full of important numbers waiting to be invented. Why not have a go?

Michael Atiyah is one of the world's leading mathematicians and a pivotal figure in twentieth and twenty-first century mathematics. His lecture will be followed by an interview with Sir John Ball, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy here in Oxford where Michael will talk about his lecture, his work and his life as a mathematician.

Please email external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk to register.

The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.