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Κυριακή, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Γουίλιαμ Νόελ: Αποκαλύπτοντας τον χαμένο κώδικα του Αρχιμήδη

Bust of Archimedes
Bust of Archimedes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Έτσι οι χριστιανοί διατήρησαν την Ελληνική Γνώση και Πολιτισμό !!! Ευχαριστούμε, αλλά
δε χρειαζόμαστε τη βοήθειά σας. Μπορείτε να προσεύχεσθε και να γράφετε όπου αλλού θέλετε, μακρυά από την Ελληνική Ιερή Παράδοση.


Με ποιόν τρόπο διαβάζεται ένα χειρόγραφο δυο χιλιάδων ετών που έχει σβηστεί, έχει κομματιαστεί, έχουν γράψει και έχουν ζωγραφίσει επάνω του; Με τη χρήση ενός δυνατού σωματιδιακού επιταχυντή, ασφαλώς! Ο έφορος αρχαίων βιβλίων Γουίλιαμ Νόελ, διηγείται τη συναρπαστική ιστορία πίσω από το παλίμψηστο του Αρχιμήδη, ένα Βυζαντινό προσευχητάρι που περιείχε άγνωστα μέχρι τότε, πρωτότυπα γραπτά του αρχαίου Έλληνα μαθηματικού Αρχιμήδη και άλλων.
William Noel is a curator who believes museums should make their collections free and available on the Internet.

Why you should listen to him:

William Noel is the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum. But for someone who spends the majority of his time analyzing ancient and medieval artifacts, he also embraces social media and stresses its value even for the oldest, most established academic and cultural institutions. Noel believes passionately that institutions should free their digital data.
Since 1999 Noel has spearheaded the conservation of a manuscript known as the Archimedes Palimpsest. The palimpsest is a unique Byzantine prayer book made up of parchments which contain hidden writings from three original previously-unknown texts: treatises written by Archimedes; works by the 4th-century B.C. Attic Orator Hyperides; and 3rd-century commentary on Aristotle’s Categories, by an unknown author. Using a powerful particle accelerator Noel and his team were able to uncover the hidden texts and publish all their images and findings on the Internet, available to anyone for free under a Creative Commons license.
Noel currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he curates at the Walters, working to ensure that the public has free digital access to his collection.
"People go to the Louvre because they’ve seen the Mona Lisa; the reason people might not be going to your institution is because they don’t know what’s in it. Digitization is a way to address that issue."
William Noel




The Archimedes Palimpsest is a 10th century manuscript of the mathematician's work. Unfortunately it was turned into a prayer book in the 13th century. Will Noel explains how he helped rescue the text in this weeks Ignite talk. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.


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