Readers’ response: Euler’s greatest hits

My friend Gene Chase is teaching a history of mathematics class at Messiah College this semester. He asked me if I was interested in giving a visiting lecture in his class in a few weeks. The topic: Leonhard Euler. He said that I could talk about whatever I wanted. Wow, the possibilities! So I was…

Happy birthday!

Happy 302nd birthday Leonhard Euler! In celebration of your birthday I’ll be giving a talk (a day late) about one of your theorems. During the time it took me to write this blog post, you would have written a groundbreaking research paper. [photo from PinkCakeBox]