He was the son of an astronomer and mathematician named Phidias.
The Archimedes Codex unpeeled by modern technological sleuthing Deciphering latent script on ancient parchment makes curator Will Noel's job an Indiana Jones-style adventure courtesy of the Walters Art Museum Will Noel, a Walters Art Museum curator in Baltimore, handled its restoration, and co-wrote a book about the Archimedes Palimpsest.
Courtesy of Archimedes Palimpsest Project Loading It was thought to contain mathematical theses conceived by the genius of Syracuse BCwhose name it bears, ideas not found anywhere else in the world. The Walters faced a daunting task: It's a miracle it still exists.
It took four years just to remove the glue, and open the book sufficiently to allow experts on ancient Greek texts to access much of its content and, with the help of ultra sophisticated imaging systems, to read it.
Noel — tall, thin, buoyant, and bespectacled in a Harry Potterish way — adds: The Archimedes texts were copied in the 10th century by an unknown scribe in Constantinoplethen a major center of the Christian world eventually to become a center of the Islamic world.
Three centuries later, another scribe washed, scraped, and otherwise tried to remove the text from the book's parchment.
This person undid the book, rebound it in the opposite direction, then, on the imperfectly cleared pages, wrote his Christian prayers in Greek over the original text, which was also in Greek, and still discernible in a faint rust-colored thread running beneath.
This procedure was common in medieval times: Thus, the Archimedes Codex became a palimpsest, a twice-used book.
The findings gleaned from it have raised Archimedes's status as a thinker higher than anyone might have expected. Noel describes him as "the most important scientist who ever lived.
The Archimedean texts, Noel writes, make the mathematics of Leonardo da Vinci "look like child's play. This game, the Stomachion, possibly invented by Archimedes, reveals the beginnings of the science of combinatorics, which eventually evolved into the science of probability. Noel also regards the treatise on the Stomachion as "a major discovery.
How far, no one could've imagined. He devised the mathematics for locating the center of gravity of plane figures, like triangles, then in more complicated three-dimensional shapes.
He discovered the law of balance: Because their distances from the fulcrum are reciprocal to the differences in their weight, 5 to 1. He discovered the law of the lever, based on the same principle, and allegedly boasted that with a lever long enough and a place to stand he could move the earth.
No one ever proved him wrong. His mathematics had practical purposes: Engineers have been using Archimedean principles since time immemorial. It's a history of the palimpsest and a narration of the work done on it so far, written by Noel, and Reviel Netz, of Stanford Universityamong the many scholars, technicians, and curators who helped rescue the codex.First, there is “The Method,” in which Archimedes applies the laws of physical balance to geometry, ultimately in relation to the infinite.
Scholars find in the Method the roots of the modern. exerscie script.
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