Circinus: Geometry in Art and Science

The seemingly simple compass is the embodiment in brass of the basic principles of geometry; the principles which may be found in the equally simple propositions attributed to Thales, and in Euclidean Geometry, the foundation of later developments in mathematics. In the Greek antiquity, abstract mathematics, philosophy, cosmology and myth were interrelated.
Through the ages those relations evolved, and while some were strengthened, others were abandoned. The exhibition presents some examples of these evolutions, but also the scientific instruments as "instruments of the imagination".
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You may browse below some photos and posters from the exhibition.