William Noel

EUREKA: Deciphering the Archimedes palimpsest

Stefan Hell, Chemistry Nobel Prize 2014

Dr. Noel will recount the extraordinary story of the Archimedes Palimpsest, a medieval manuscript that contained the erased texts of Archimedes and other great figures from the ancient world. These texts were erased in 1239, and it took the very latest in multispectral imaging as well as synchrotron radiation in order to retrieve these texts for posterity.