MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES

Wed 9 March, 6.30 pm Stephan Hartmann meets Fabio Toscano At the heart of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity resides the work of an unfairly overlooked Italian mathematician – Gregorio Ricci Curbastro. Fabio Toscano, author of Il Genio e il Gentiluomo (Sironi Editore, 2004; http://www.math.it/libri/geniogentiluomo.htm) and Stephan Hartmann (Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE)will explore the story behind the mathematician and his relationship with Albert Einstein. The event will be chaired by Hasok Chang (Science and Technology Studies, UCL). Venue: Italian Cultural Institute 39, Belgrave Square London SW1X BNX Tel. 020 72351461 [email protected] http://www.italcultur.org.uk/howtogethere.htm