From Euclid to Einstein: Milestones in the History of Science

Herbinius - first image For the fifth consecutive year, the Fisher Library will display highlights from its extensive history of science collections in celebration of Science Literacy Week. Visit the library between 4 and 7 pm on Thursday, September 19th for a self-guided tour of over 30 rare books and manuscripts related to the history of mathematics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and more. The display spans over 500 years of history, and includes multiple first editions of Euclid’s Elements, works by Charles Darwin, and a letter signed by Albert Einstein.

In keeping with the 'Oceans' theme of this year’s NSERC-funded Science Literacy Week, the display will also include books relating to water resources, fluid dynamics, and early oceanic exploration. Archival material relating to the University from theHerbinius - third image University of Toronto Archives (UTARMS) will also be on display.

For more information about this event, please contact Science & Medicine Librarian Alexandra Carter.