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The Kaori Kitao Lecture
Start Date: 4/26/2016Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 4/26/2016End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:
Keith Devlin
Executive Director, H-STAR Institute
Stanford University
Title: Leonardo of Pisa and the First Personal Computing Revolution
Abstract: The first personal computing revolution took place not in Silicon Valley in the 1980s but in Pisa in the 13th Century. The medieval counterpart to Steve Jobs was a young Italian called Leonardo, better known today by the nickname Fibonacci. Thanks to a recently discovered manuscript in a library in Florence, the story of how the little known genius behind the famous name Fibonacci came to launch the modern commercial world can now be told.
Based on Devlin’s book The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetical Revolution (Walker & Co, July 2011) and his co-published companion e-book Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years (Amazon Kindle).
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Linda Chen
Phone: 610-328-8246
Email: lchen@swarthmore.edu
Keith Devlin
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