Dr. William Noel, curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md., and director of the Archimedes Palimpsest Project, will be speaking tonight, Feb 15, in the Pryz Great Room at 5pm. The presentation will be on the discovery and 12-year effort to decipher the Archimedes Palimpsest, the earliest surviving manuscript of the work of Archimedes (287-212 B.C.), considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity.
For full details on tonight’s lecture, please see the Public Affairs web site: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2012/cal-archimedes.cfm
The event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences. and co-sponsored by the Departments of Chemistry, Greek and Latin, Mathematics, and Physics, and by the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library.
You can read about the involvement of SLIS student and University Libraries Graduate Library Preprofessional Jennifer Adams in the project in the most recent edition of CUA Libraries Online, http://www.lib.cua.edu/newsletter/?p=1655.