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Immortal Books, essential instruments (and III)

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Descartes (1596-1650) and his Discours de la méthode (1637) is exhibited here although there is no word about his Géométrie. I could cry for it!

D’Alembert and Diderot are also here but the important D’Alembert’s mathematical works are not mentioned either. They compiled the first Encyclopèdie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751-1772) and we have to settle this:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Finally, a little mention to Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and his Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie: Gemeinverständlich (1917):

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

As you can see it’s a very good opportuniry to learn some things about all these great scientists and their works! The other scientist are Lavoisier, Lyell, Darwin, Bernard, Maxwell, Ramón y Cajal, Curie, Dirac and Morgan.

Location: MUNCYT in Madrid (map) and MUNCYT in A Coruña (map)

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Barrow, Dirac, Halley and Herschel in Westminster

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Isaac Barrow also has his monument in Westminster. It’s in the Poet’s corner but Newton’s teacher and mentor had to have his space in this holy building:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Apart of Isaac Newton, other scientific whose names are related to Westminster are Edmond Halley, who has a commemorative plaque in the cloister of the abbey:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

John Herschel (William Herschel’s son) is also here near Newton’s tomb and a commemorative plaque about Paul Dirac:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

LocationWestminster Abbey (map)