Euler’s pioneering equation

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Time: 6:00pm

Please Note: Refreshments will be available from 5:45pm

University of Manchester

Frank Adams Room 1 (TBC), Alan Turing Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

Organiser: Margaret Eastwood

Organiser Email: margareteastwoodimanw@gmail.com

Wednesday February 21, 2018 6:00pm Wednesday February 21, 2018 6:00pm Europe/London Euler’s pioneering equation University of ManchesterFrank Adams Room 1 (TBC), Alan Turing Building, Oxford RoadManchesterM13 9PLUK Euler’s pioneering equation, a talk by Robin Wilson (Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University and Emeritus Professor of Geometry […] Refreshments will be available from 5:45pm Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/7148/eulers-pioneering-equation/ Margaret Eastwood margareteastwoodimanw@gmail.com

Euler’s pioneering equation


Euler’s pioneering equation, a talk by Robin Wilson (Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University and Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London)

Abstract

Euler’s equation, the ‘most beautiful equation in mathematics’, links 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, on a postage stamp, and appeared twice in The Simpsons.  So what is this equation – and why is it pioneering?

Robin Wilson’s main areas of interest are the History of Mathematics (British history from 1600, especially the period 1840-1940) and the history of graph theory and combinatorics.

No charge is made to attend meetings and non-members are welcome.

Download the event poster: Euler’s Pioneering Equation – Robin Wilson, 21Feb17 (pdf)

Image credit: Identidad de Euler by Landahlauts / FlickrCC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

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