Science as Navigation: Leonhard Euler's Journeys. Symposium on the Occasion of Euler's 300th birthday

Organizer: Sven Spieker. A symposium on the occasion of Euler's 300th birthday. UCSB, November 30, 2007. The conference investigated the central role played, in the life and work of the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), by the description, calculation and analysis of sites or places (topoi). The one-day conference, which included a lecture by Vladimir Welminsky, looked at Euler's activities in a multitude of disciplines as building blocks for a comprehensive topology of culture founded on exact science and the ideals of the Enlightenment.