J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

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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William Dunham

Your humble Servant, Is. Newton

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly Room

DunhamAlmost 50 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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