Sir Isaac Newton's Pocket Knowledge: A Virtual Tour of a Morgan Library Notebook

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 3 PM

Tickets: Free; limited availability, advance registration is required.


Long before becoming one of the most celebrated figures in the history of science, Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) kept a pocket-sized memorandum book, filling it with notes distilled from reading during his grammar school and early Cambridge days. Join Philip S. Palmer, Robert H. Taylor Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts, for a closer look at this notebook, which comprises a diverse range of recipes, astronomical tables, mathematical problems, and linguistic observations.  

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.