Restoring The Archimedes Palimpsest, Ep25 by Will Noel
Restoring The Archimedes Palimpsest, Ep25
The Archimedes Palimpsest is a 10th century manuscript of the mathematician's work. Unfortunately it was turned into a prayer book in the 13th century. Will Noel explains how he helped rescue the text in this weeks Ignite talk. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Will Noel is the Curator of Manuscripts at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and Director of the Archimedes Palimpsest project. Before that he was Assistant Curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Calfornia. He comes from Cambridge in England, and enjoys sailing on the Bay.