Ancient Writings Revealed!
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|Ancient ideas met modern science at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, on August 4, 2006. Using state-of-the-art scientific tools, once-hidden writings by the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes were uncovered, revealing evidence of science not seen for centuries. On hand for the webcast were Uwe Bergman of Stanford University and Abigail Quandt, head of book and paper conservation at the Walters Art Museum, both at Stanford's Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. In studio at the Exploratorium was William Noel, curator of manuscripts and rare books at the Walters Museum and the project director for the Archimedes palimpsest. At the Exploratorium, a Greek scholar was on hand to help read and interpret the ancient hidden thoughts of Archimedes as they were revealed during this unique event. The website includes links to: Watch the Archived Webcast; About the Document; Reading Ancient Texts; About Our Guests; and Peering into the Mind of Archimedes.|
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|Math Topics:||History and Biography|
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