Archimedes in the 21st Century
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Below are links to ten talks presented at the world conference ARCHIMEDES IN THE 21ST CENTURY held on 31 May – 1 June 2013 at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. The Conference, organized and chaired by Chris Rorres, paid tribute to Archimedes, the greatest geometer/scientist/engineer of antiquity. But rather than go back in time to celebrate the achievements of Archimedes within the framework of ancient technology, the invited speakers celebrated the myriad ways in which Archimedes’ lifework, principles, and inventions are being applied today—23 centuries after his lifetime.

The year of the Conference marked the 2300th anniversary of the birth of Archimedes (born circa 287 BC). The 2013 Italian stamp on the right celebrates this Year of Archimedes (Anno Archimedeo).

An archival site of the Conference is available. You can also view an article about the Conference that appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES.

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS (Click on photo to play video)

Introduction to Conference
 
Gérard Ben Arous
Director/Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Vice Provost for Science and Engineering Development
New York University • New York, USA
Archimedes the Pragmatic Engineer
 
Moshe Kam
Past President of IEEE
Head/Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Drexel University • Philadelphia, USA
Archimedes the Military Engineer
 
Larrie D. Ferreiro
Professor of Systems Engineering
Defense Acquisition University
Ft. Belvoir, USA
Archimedes the Geometer
 
Mamikon Mnatsakanian
Coauthor of New Horizons in Geometry
Project Associate at Project Mathematics!
California Institute of Technology • Pasadena, USA
Archimedes the Mathematician I
 
Chris Rorres
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics • Drexel University
Lecturer in Epidemiology • University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA
Archimedes the Mathematician II
 
Sylvain Cappell
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University • New York, USA
Archimedes and Ship Design
 
Horst Nowacki
Author of Archimedes and Ship Stability
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Technische Universität • Berlin, Germany
Archimedes Screw in the 21st Century
 
Dirk M. Nuernbergk
Author of Wasserkraftschnecken (‘Hydropower Screws’)
Ernst Abbe University of Applied Science
Jena, Germany
 Archimedes, Astronomy, and the Planetarium 
 
Michael T. Wright
Former Curator at the London Science Museum
Centre for the History of Science,Technology
and Medicine
Imperial College • London, UK
 Archimedes in the 21st Century Imagination 
 
Mary Jaeger
Author of Archimedes and the Roman Imagination
Professor of Classics
University of Oregon • Eugene, USA