Friends Science visit @ Winton Mathematics Gallery, Science Museum (3pm)

Wednesday 29th November 2017 @ 15:00

Professsor Igor Aleksander FREng, Emeritus Professor of Neural Systems Engineering, Dr David Rooney, Keeper of Technologies and Engineering, Science Museum


THIS EVENT SESSION starts at 3pm for 15 people with a lecture in College at at 3pm - 4.15pm, then a gallery tour at 4.30pm - 5.15pm.


The gallery tells the story of how mathematics has shaped our world spanning 400 years of human ingenuity bringing mathematical history to life through the design and architecture of its displays. It includes WISARD a neural pattern recognition system designed by Prof Aleksander.

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery has been curated by Dr David Rooney, who was responsible for the award-winning 2012 Science Museum exhibition Codebreaker: Alan Turing's Life and Legacy as well as developing galleries on time and navigation at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Dr David Rooney said, 'At its heart the Mathematics Gallery tells a rich cultural story of human endeavour that has helped transform the world over the last 400 years. Mathematical practice underpins so many aspects of our lives and work, and we hope that bringing together these remarkable stories, people and exhibits will inspire visitors to think about the role of mathematics in a new light.'

Igor Aleksander FREng is an emeritus professor of Neural Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. He worked in artificial intelligence and neural networks and designed WISARD, the world's first neural pattern recognition system in the 1980’s.

Venue: Science Museum and Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus)