Isaac Newton Lecture 2022

Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures

Newton’s Principia

a public lecture by

Professor Charles Leedham-Green

Queen Mary, University of London

Tuesday 26 April 2022

6 pm – 7:20 pm

Newton Lecture Theatre INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

Abstract: It is impossible to read Newton’s Principia without being astonished at the depth and breadth of his genius. I shall outline some of the ideas that so excited Newton’s contemporaries, and that have held later generations in awe.

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L-G-Professor Charles Leedham-Green graduated from Oxford University in 1963, where he also received his D.Phil. in Mathematics in 1966. He is a Professor of Pure Mathematics, Queen Mary, University of London, since 1997. His research is in algebra, specifically in group theory, where he published over 50 research articles and co-authored (with S. McKay) the definitive monograph “The Structure of Groups of Prime Power Order” (Oxford University Press, 2002). His recent…

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