Francis Bacon Conference Lecture
Abstract: Mathematics is a discipline characterized by a notable stability through time and across cultures. Can mathematical texts of the past awaken a feeling of wonder, a "feeling," as the historian Paolo Rossi once remarked of medicine and cosmology, "of an unbridgeable distance"?
Niccolò Guicciardini is the recipient of the Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2016).
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This lecture is part of the seventh biennial Bacon Conference, "Anachronism(s) in the History of Mathematics." For more information on the 2018 Bacon conference, click here. For an overview of the Francis Bacon Award and information about previous awardees click here.
Free and open to the public