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TLRH | Art + Science Reading Group | with Dr Clare Moriarty

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 6:30 – 7:30pm

TLRH | Art + Science Reading Group | with Dr Clare Moriarty

The Art + Science Reading Group is now a virtual gathering of thinkers, researchers and the incurably curious. Organised by PhD candidates Amelia McConville (School of English and Institute of Neuroscience) and Autumn Brown (School of Education and Science Gallery Dublin) and supported by Science Gallery Dublin and the Trinity Long Room Hub, the series will explore the evolutionary and revolutionary kinship between two approaches to understanding the universe and our place within it.

Although the mathematical themes may seem daunting this week, don't be put off! We're in the capable hands of Hub resident and philosopher extraordinaire Dr Clare Moriarty, who will lead us in our discussion of Euclid's geometry through the eyes of an Irish mathematician Oliver Byrne. Described as the 'Matisse of Mathematics', Byrne ascribed primary colours to geometry diagrams in his gorgeous edition of Euclid's Elements (PDF scans attached). Byrne was an all around colourful fellow (dynamite enthusiast?) so Clare will be serving both scholarship and tea at our next session. Here's a bit of teaser -- check the bottom of the page for links on every decade of his life: https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/oliver-byrne-the-matisse-of-mathematics-biography-1810-1829
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Amelia McConville and Autumn Brown

Campus Location: Online
Accessibility: N/A
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Library, Public, Science Gallery
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration Required
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