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Amira Bennison to appear at the Cheltenham Science Festival

last modified Jun 06, 2017 02:23 PM

The roots of mathematics can be traced back to the early Islamic world, with thinkers from across the region working on the earliest forms of algebra and equations. Mona Siddiqui is joined by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, historian Amira Bennison and electronics professor Mohamed El-Gomati to discuss the role of the Islamic Golden Age in shaping maths as we know it today, and to explore its enduring legacy in both eastern and western civilization.

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