# Pi Mu Epsilon Undergraduate Colloquium

## On known and less known relations of Euler with Poland

Friday, May 1, 2015

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Mathematics/Psychology : 401

Speaker: |
Dr. Roman Sznajder Department of Mathematics Bowie State University |

Title: |
On known and less known relations of Leonhard Euler with Poland |

Abstract

Abstract

Leonhard Euler was working for the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (Russia) and Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin during various periods of his life. It is not a popular knowledge about Euler's contacts with Polish scientists of his era and Poland in general. The aim of this talk is to shed some light on this relationship – mainly with the researchers from the city of Gdańsk (formerly Danzig). As a matter of fact, the famous Königsberg Bridges Problem, arguably the beginning of the graph theory and topology, originated in Gdańsk.