When: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Location:1049 Bank Street (at Aylmer Ave in Old Ottawa South), Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library
Contact:Jessie Cartwright, odscience@carleton.ca, 613-520-2600 x4388

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Angelo Mingarelli, School of Mathematics and Statistics

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.