Euclid in parallel

Image of a open Greek manuscript from 888 with handwritten script on both of the pages
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Euclid in parallel

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 Tuesday 23 November 2021

 1-2pm

 Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

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About the event

Among the oldest books in the Bodleian's collection are some that document the history of geometry in the Islamic and then in the early modern world. These books show both how important Euclid's Elements of Geometry was, and how carefully and critically it was studied. In this talk, Emeritus Professor Jeremy Gray will be showing original manuscripts, including a 13th-century copy of Euclid's Elements of Geometry, and copies of the Rome 1594 printing of Tusi's Arabic redaction of the same Euclid's text. He will explore how they eventually contributed to the idea of new, non-Euclidean, idea of space that opened the way to modern geometries of space.

 Speakers

Emeritus Professor Jeremy Gray, Open University, and University of Warwick

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 Location

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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