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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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