News from the world of maths: The Plus podcast : Lewis Carroll in numberland

Friday, March 06, 2009

The mathematical work of Charles Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll

Writing, mathematics, photography — Charles Dodgson had many talents, and if he hadn't become famous for his Alice books, he would almost certainly have become famous for something else. In this podcast we talk to Robin Wilson, Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University and a prolific author himself, about Dodgson's mathematical work, which included an influential theory of elections and a play on Euclid's Elements. Robin Wilson is the author of the book Lewis Carroll in numberland, which has been reviewed in Plus.

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1 Comments:

At 8:51 PM, Blogger Quantum_Flux said...

Interesting.