Journey to the World of Ancient Greek Mathematics

Placebo Events presents the exhibition entitled “Journey to the World of Ancient Greek Mathematics” at Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Centre.

Placebo Events presents for the first time in Thessaloniki, at stand 1 of the TIF, the emblematic exhibition of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, which was enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors during its ten years of operation at the Cultural Centre "Hellenic Cosmos" (2003-2013). One of the most successful exhibitions ever organized in Athens, which impressed the public and academics, is now ready to welcome students and teachers, as well as visitors of all ages in Thessaloniki. It is an impressive exhibition on the history of ancient Greek mathematics, which attempts to highlight one of the most interesting aspects of ancient Greek culture and to show through its pedagogical, interactive, and entertaining character how mathematics can be interesting, enjoyable and understandable. The exhibition covers the entire period of ancient Greek mathematics from the 6th century BC to the 4th century AD and refers to the most important 'episodes' and figures in the history of Greek mathematics. Brief reference is also made to the pre-Hellenic mathematics of the Egyptians and Babylonians, as well as to the course of the texts of Greek mathematicians after the end of the ancient world. Basic applications of mathematics to other sciences during that period, with particular emphasis on astronomy, mathematical geography and music, architecture, urban planning, and naval technology complete the picture of Greek mathematics. The eight sections of the exhibition, organized in autonomous units, combine traditional media and newer technologies. In addition to texts, maps and constructions, interactive and digital applications are presented, offering an exciting tour of the world of ancient Greek mathematics, allowing participation and exploration in a simple, fun, and easy-to-understand way. Children learn by playing and adults are enchanted by the fascination of science. For the first time, an integral part of the exhibition will be a state-of-the-art virtual cinema with virtual reality glasses!

The exhibition, like mathematics itself, is undoubtedly for everyone. The exhibition has been created with the care of FHW scientists and museologists and with the kind contribution of the Hellenic Mathematical Society.
The scientific curatorship of the exhibition is signed by Yannis Christianidis.

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