These are the show notes for episode 2 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 2 is prime, the only even prime number. More facts about number 2 from thesaurus.maths.org.
In the first of our Maths History series, Noel-Ann Bradshaw of the University of Greenwich and also Meetings Co-ordinator of the British Society for the History of Mathematics talks through a little of the history around Isaac Newton and Gottfried von Leibniz. If you’re interested in this topic, you might try reading Wikipedia on the Leibniz and Newton calculus controversy and there is much more on Newton at the Newton Project.
You can find out more about my work with the IMA by reading this blog and visiting www.ima.org.uk/student.
The picture below is of an Isaac Newton sundial I stumbled upon at the University of Leicester earlier in the week.