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"Lewis Carroll in Numberland" with Robin Wilson

Lecture aimed at Second Level students
What
  • Connacht
  • General Public
  • Secondary
When Oct 16, 2015
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where NUI Galway,Information Technology Building, Theatre IT 250
Contact Name
Contact Phone 091 493011
Attendees Secondary school students
general public
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Lewis Carroll in Numberland will offer a look at the mathematical life of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass."

Professor Robin Wilson is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Open University, and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Pembroke College, Oxford. Professor Wilson also regularly teaches as a guest Professor at Colorado College.

Professor Wilson's academic interests lie in graph theory, particularly in colouring problems, e.g. the four colour problem, and algebraic properties of graphs. He also researches the history of mathematics, particularly British mathematics and mathematics in the 17th century and the period 1860 to 1940 and the history of graph theory and combinatorics.

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