Edinburgh's Mathematical Past
Edinburgh's rich history contains many mathematical and scientific highlights. ICMS' postion in the city centre places us close to many of the landmarks associated with that past. Between 1994 and 2010 we were actually based in one of notable locations in that history. We've always been keen to engage our visiting delegates and the local community with Edinburgh's mathematical history by devising walking tours and arranging site visits. When the School of Mathematics at the Unversity of Edinburgh comissioned a maths history map mural for their MathHub we collaborated with Dr Jonan Martens and artist Sophie Powell-Hall to create a leaflet version for our visitors. You can see the mural and lots more of Sophie's work on her website.
The finite size of the leaflet means there's a lot more to find out about all the locations and people mentioned in it. We've put this webpage together to show you how to track down more about which ones intersted you. These lists will be expanded but can't ever hope to be completely comprehensive. If you want to suggest additional resources, please email Madeleine Shepherd at ICMS.
People from Edinburgh's mathematical past
|Charles Glover Barkla|
|James Clerk Maxwell|
|John Scott Russell|
|Peter Guthrie Tait|
|D'arcy Wentworth Thompson|
Places from Edinburgh's mathematical past
[under construction - more links coming soon]
| 14 India Street
|Royal Society of Edinburgh
|ICMS, 15 South College Street
|Palace of Holyrood House
|Hodge's house (15 Granby Road)