Speaker Name(s): Keith Devlin, Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.
Description: 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 this little known genius came to launch the modern commercial world can now be told. *Co -sponsored by the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences http://www.fields.utoronto.ca