Finding Fibonacci with Keith Devlin

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    When:
    June 17, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2017-06-17T00:00:00-04:00
    2017-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    11 E 26th St
    New York, NY 10010
    USA

    The National Museum of Mathematics

    Finding Fibonacci with Keith Devlin

    Saturday, June 17, 6:30 pm

    Join Dr. Keith Devlin, “The Math Guy” from NPR’s Weekend Edition, as he recounts his exploration of the life and legacy of thirteenth century mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci.  Leonardo introduced the Hindu-Arabic numeral system and arithmetic to the Western world, and thereby helped start a global, social, and economic revolution.  Devlin first shared Leonardo’s story in a 2011 book titled The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution.  His new book, Finding Fibonacci, describes his own experiences, reconstructed from his project diary and notes, together with the stories of three other contemporary scholars, each of whom investigated this long-forgotten medieval mathematician who did so much to create the world in which we live.  Learn more and register at fibonacci.momath.org.