Title: The death of Archimedes (Professor Geoff Brooks) on Archimedes Day, 2011
Creator: Swinburne University of Technology
Date: 2011
Description: The great Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer, Archimedes was famously killed by a Roman soldier. His death has been recreated at Swinburne as part of Archimedes Day events during National Science Week. Ten armoured centurions from Ringwood-based Ancient Hoplitikon ‘did away' with Swinburne head of mathematics Professor Geoff Brooks. “Archimedes Day is used to celebrate the contribution of mathematics to science and engineering through a combination of lectures, competitions and fun events," Professor Brooks said. This year, Archimedes' principle of a lever was demonstrated. Students had the opportunity to win a $100 prize by correctly estimating how many first year maths books are required to balance a professor. Photograph appeared in the Media Centre Release: ‘Archimedes has ‘died’ again at Swinburne’ on 16 August 2011.
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Related material: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/chancellery/mediacentre/media-centre/news/2011/08/archimedes-has-died-again-at-swinburne
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