An exhibition by Prof. Robin Wilson
Professor Wilson will be bringing his popular, illustrated lecture on the development of mathematics as portrayed through stamps to the 8ECM. The lecture will accompany an exhibition that features more than 200 stamps from around the world.
There are many hundreds of postage stamps relating to European mathematics, from early methods of counting to the modern computer age. In this exhibition you will meet many of the mathematicians who contributed to this story – influential figures such as Pythagoras and Archimedes, Newton and Leibniz, the Slovenian Jurij Vega, and Einstein – and you will learn about those areas, such as navigation, astronomy, and art, whose study aided this development.
The exhibition is divided into eleven sections: Ancient Greece, Early European Mathematics, Navigation & Astronomy, The 17th Century, The 18th Century, The 19TH Century, Mathematical Physics, The 20th Century, Computing, The World of Mathematics, And Miscellaneous Topics.
“The Stamps Exhibition” is open from 20 – 26 June 2021, in Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portorož, Slovenia.