The Archimedes Palimpsest: Beyond the Surface
William Noel, Special Collections, Princeton University Library
December 13, 2020 · 4:00 pm—5:00 pm · Virtual
Princeton Bibliophiles and Collectors
William Noel, John T. Maltsberger III ’55 Associate University Librarian for Special Collections at Princeton University Library, discusses the work of a team representing many countries and many disciplines that brought the Archimedes Palimpsest back to life. It is a tail of high drama and low dealings, cautious conservation and bold scholarly deduction, and it came to a head one starry night at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory in California when Archimedes text appeared like a fax from the third century BC.
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