In an effort to support global initiatives to contain the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the Academy is presenting Spring 2020 events through online platforms and some of our previously scheduled events are being postponed to a later date. Please check our events listing for the latest information and contact our Customer Service team with any additional questions. For Academy programs and resources about COVID-19, click here.

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.

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.

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?