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      Welcome to the 30th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology being held June 22 - June 27, 2014 at Phillips Exeter Academy. If this is your first time to the conference, use our interactive map to get to know the campus. Registration is held at the Phelps Academy Center and classes are primarily in the Phelps Science Center or the Academy Center.  You can find your dorm by using the buiding filters.  Your conference "Welcome Letter" includes your dorm assignment.  Please note on the map, the dorms are listed as male or female.  The gender assignment of the dorms may change the week of the conference based on our needs.  
     Using the schedule below, you can build your individual schedule by clicking on the "star" of the sessions you will attend.  For your (2) weeklong courses, please refer to your "Welcome Letter" for courses listed by period.  
     Our Conference within a Conference (CWIC) sessions are included in this schedule.  During your free time, you can attend as many CWIC sessions as you’d like. You do not have to pre-register for CWIC sessions, these are open to all to attend.  Just "star" the sessions you are interested in attending. Your individual schedule will be created.  You can print it or push it to a mobile device.

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Tuesday, June 24 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Reading Ancient Mathematics

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Does your school have a classics department? Have you ever considered collaborating? I will follow Sir Thomas Little Heath in arguing that reading Euclid in Greek (or pseudo-Archimedes in Latin) is not piling inutility upon inutility, but exposing the student (or yourself) to classically precise mathematical exposition which is surprisingly accessible in its original tongue. I will give you a flavor of the experience of reading the ancient mathematics in its original form and present (in English) the arguments from short snippets of Euclid and Archimedes. Like me, you may be surprised at how modern and elegant this ancient mathematics seems when read on its own terms.

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Philip Todd

Founder, Saltire Software, Tigard, OR
I am a mathematically trained software engineer who started programming in high school in Scotland at the same time as Bill Gates in Seattle. Except he had access to a computer. Our teacher graded our programs by hand. | | | | I graduated from college when Steve Jobs brought out the Apple II, and went to work analyzing secondary radar for the British version of the AWAC aircraft. We programmed on paper tape, which was shipped by courier to... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am
Forum 3rd Floor Academy Center

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