History of Mathematics:
"Making Machines Fly and Other Stories from Antiquity"
Monday, November 22 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Embark on a Learning Journey across time and cultures. Join author and tour guide Bernat Espigulé in an adventure across millenia from Socrates's geometry problem to Alexander Graham Bell's long-forgotten mathematical discovery. Learn about one of the most famous problems of antiquity, doubling the cube. And understand why the square-cube law was frequently invoked by 19th-century mathematicians to deter bold inventors and dreamers from the quest to achieve controlled, powered flights.
Please note that this is an online-only event; all registrants will be participating remotely. Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.