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Penn Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:30pm

Angela Gibney

Rutgers University


University of Pennsylvania


This program is made possible by a grant from the Fund to Encourage Women (FEW) of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.

I will talk about some of what we know about mathematical development in the ancient world during  the time of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, including recent controversy over interpretation of the clay tablet Plimpton 322, which some now purport describes exact sexagesimal trigonometry.