Science Café: Leonardo’s Excursions into Mathematics

Science Café: Leonardo’s Excursions into Mathematics

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library at 1049 Bank Street (at Aylmer Ave in Old Ottawa South)

Contact Information

Jessie Cartwright, 61352026004388,


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: Office of the Dean of Science
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Presentation by Angelo Mingarelli

In this presentation, Prof. Angelo Mingarelli will explore Leonardo da Vinci’s (1452-1519) various excursions into the realm of mathematics (arithmetic and geometry and their applications). He will examine how da Vinci spent close to 20 years trying to “square the circle” and solve such other unsolvable problems that, of course, he didn’t know were unsolvable at the time.