UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


6th London Ancient Science 2011.

Weds 16th November 2011, Council Room, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL.

Session 1 – 11:00 - 13:00 Ancient Philosophy and Science

Prof. Peter Adamson (KCL), Galen on Void.

Dr. Andrew Gregory (UCL), Parmenides and Cosmology.

Eric Morelli (Emory University), Natural Exegesis: Plato’s Timaeus as an Explanation of Explanation.

Session 2 – 14:00 – 16:00 Ancient Mathematics and Philosophy

Dr. Ilana Wartenberg (UCL), The Old Testament as a source of medieval Hebrew mathematical vocabulary.

Michalis Sialaros (Birkbeck), Some New Thoughts on Euclidean Lemmas.

Dr. Frederica La Nave (Oxford), Antiphon and Squaring the Circle.

Session 3 – 16:30 – 18:00 Claudius Ptolemy

Peter Griffiths (Independent Scholar), Ptolemy's Almagest is based on Ancient Explorations and Observations as well as on Mathematical Calculations.

Dr. Massimo Raffa (Calabria), Teaching and Studying Harmonics after Ptolemy: some aspects of Porphyry's Commentary on Ptolemy's "Harmonics".

Lunch 13:00 – 14:00
Tea 16:00 – 16:30

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