‘Duels & duality’ International Day of Mathematics public lecture recording & photo gallery

To celebrate Pi Day on the evening of Tuesday 14 March 2023, University of Sydney mathematician Oded Yacobi presented “Duels and Duality: A fable about the life and mathematics of Évariste Galois”.

What does the French revolution, a deadly duel and squaring a circle have to do with the birth of modern algebra? In this talk, Oded explored the amazing (and amazingly short) life of Évariste Galois, and the ideas he developed to solve problems that had bedevilled mathematicians for centuries.

Event photo gallery

All photographs by Maja Baska.

Larissa Fedunik-Hofman