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A Maths History Tour of Nottingham

History of Maths splinter, British Mathematical Colloquium 2011, University of Leicester (20/04/2011).

Nottingham: birth place of George Green, a local miller and self-taught mathematician whose discoveries in the early 19th Century had a substantial and lasting impact on mathematics and physics; burial place of Ada, Countess of Lovelace, whose work with Babbage on the design for his analytical engine in the late 19th Century means she is regarded as the world's first computer programmer; site of the European factory of Burroughs Adding Machines, a 'must have' office device until the advent of modern computers; location of a lecture given in 1930 by new scientific celebrity Albert Einstein on his famous theory of relativity. This talk describes a mathematical tour of the city.