A bas relief from the courtyard of Dabney House at Caltech.

Students changed the name from Galileo to Feynman on the central figure 
when Richard Feynman won the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics.


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The house in Arcetri near Florence
where Galileo lived under permanent
arrest following his trial in the Vatican.
  EMIS - The European Mathematical Information Service
< http://www.emis.de/ >
 
Institute and Museum of the History of Science:  Florence, Italy, now named the Museo Galileo.
The Museo Galileo is a short walk from the Arno, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi
and the Duomo seen here.
< http://galileo.imss.firenze.it/ >

Collections - Encyclopedia

Famous Curves Index for the History of Mathematics
University of St. Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland) 
from the door of the
Library of Congress
Washington, DC.
Thoth
Egyptian god of mathematics. . . . .


from a Cairo papyrus.


from the house in Arcetri near Florence where Galileo lived under permanent arrest following his trial in the Vatican.

Mathematical Stamps
< http://jeff560.tripod.com/stamps.html >
< http://mathstamps.org/October%202011.pdf >


http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/documentation/dossiers/page/savants.html
Names of 72 scientists and mathematicians listed on the four facades of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

http://homepages.bw.edu/~dcalvis/history.html
David Calvis of Baldwin-Wallace College, near Cleveland, Ohio offers a collection of History of Mathematics Web Sites.
http://math.hws.edu/javamath/config_applets/index.html
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Biographical Sources for Mathematics and Science
University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/mathhist/chronology.html
Clark University
http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/
Harvey Mudd College
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
http://math.cl.uh.edu/~gray/
A wonderful collection from Greece.
http://www.stefanides.gr >
http://www.ms.uky.edu/~carl/ma330/html/curves1.html
University of Kentucky

An encyclopedia of integer sequences from AT&T
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences


Resources from Computing Technology for Math Excellence.
< http://www.ct4me.net/math_resources.htm >

Normals of Curves and Circles
< http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/Envel/envelopes.html >

People:  Individual Men and Women

Agnesi
http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/sgray/Agnesi/

from the legislative building of Parliament in
Victoria, British Columbia.

Archimedes
http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html
Descartes
http://www.orst.edu/instruct/phl302/philosophers/descartes.html 
(The literature on Descartes is immense.  This is one of the better
biographies from a philosophy department.)
Hippias
http://www.geom.umn.edu/~huberty/math5337/groupe/quadratrix.html
(Geometer's Sketchpad)

http://chronomath.irem.univ-mrs.fr/chronomath/Hippias.html
(French site)

Galileo
http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/

Interesting Ideas for Projects

A great article on the history of "thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization" - in other words, the history of curves and graphs.

< milestone.pdf >


at Princeton University


and the
Institute for Advanced Study

Mathematical Lego Constructions
< http://www.lipsons.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/mathlego.htm >

Ethno-Mathematics: The Inca and Peruvian Geometry
< http://agutie.homestead.com >


Projects for Calculus Students
http://online.redwoods.cc.ca.us/instruct/darnold/CalcProj/Index.htm