The "Woods" Series was established
by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of
the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and
scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at
the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related
technologies and other issues of public concern.
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2014-2015 Woods Series Schedule.
Your humble Servant, Is.
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.,
years ago, Cambridge University Press published the
correspondence of Isaac Newton, a seven-volume, 3000-page
collection of letters that provide insight into this great,
if difficult, genius. In this talk, Dunham shares his
favorite examples of Newton as correspondent. From his
earliest known letter in 1661 (where he scolded a friend for
being drunk); through exchanges with Leibniz, Locke, and others; to
documents from his days at the Mint in London, these writings give
glimpses of Newton at his best … and his worst.
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