Click here to learn about Academy events, publications and initiatives around COVID-19.

We are experiencing intermittent technical difficulties. At this time, you may not be able to log in, register for an event, or make a donation via the website. We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Support The World's Smartest Network
×

Help the New York Academy of Sciences bring late-breaking scientific information about the COVID-19 pandemic to global audiences. Please make a tax-deductible gift today.

DONATE
This site uses cookies.
Learn more.

×

This website uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate while others offer you a better browsing experience. You give us your permission to use cookies, by continuing to use our website after you have received the cookie notification. To find out more about cookies on this website and how to change your cookie settings, see our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

We encourage you to learn more about cookies on our site in our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

Computation Before the Age of  Adding Machines and Computers

Computation Before the Age of Adding Machines and Computers

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Lyceum Society

 

Speaker: Daniel Chess. Hunter College, CUNY

Dr. Daniel S. Chess. PhD is professor of mathematics at Hunter College, CUNY. The age of large-scale, pre-mechanical computations. How was it done by people who knew only how to add and subtract? How is the WPA part of the story?