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Mathematics was born and nurtured in a cultural environment. Without the perspective which the cultural background affords, a proper appreciation of the content and state of present-day mathematics is hardly possible.
In The American Mathematical Monthly, March 1994.
Euler Tercentenary Year
Since 2007 is the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Leonhard Euler, numerous organizations wordwide are organizing celebrations. The following is a necessarily incomplete listing.
The Leonhard Euler Tercentenary - Basel
March 6 Issue of the Euler stamp
March 16 - June 9 Exhibition: Leonhard Euler and the delights of science
at the Public Library of Basel University
April 15 Tercentenary of Euler's birth
April 20 Celebration Ceremony at St. Martin's Church, Basel
April-June Interdisciplinary course of university lectures
May 31 - June 1 International Euler Symposium
June 2- September 23 Exhibition on mathematics - Natural History Museum
September 13 Concert at St. Peter's Church, Basel
September 13-14 Congress of the Swiss Academy of Sciences
For more information on the activities in Basel, click here.
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