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Euler's science of combinatorics

Robin Wilson
Robin Wilson (OU/Oxford/Gresham College)
1st November 2006
2:00 pm. MSS Building, Room C019

Abstract

Next April marks the tercentenary of Euler's birth. In this illustrated anniversary talk, aimed at a general mathematical audience, I shall outline his life and works, with particular reference to his various contributions to combinatorial mathematics: partitions, the derangement problem, magic and latin squares, the Königsberg bridges problem and Euler's polyhedron formula.

Newton Institute presentation

The lecture will be followed by a presentation by Sir David Wallace, the new director of the Isaac Newton Institute, and that will be followed by refreshments in MSS/N2 at 3.30.

Pictures of the colloquium

  • R Wilson
  • R Wilson
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Materials and further information

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