Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

1 Jan 2017 — 1 Jan 2020 at the Science Museum in London, United Kingdom

18 MAY 2017
Le Corbusier chair, Designed by Charlotte Perriand, 1930. Courtesy of Science Museum
Le Corbusier chair, Designed by Charlotte Perriand, 1930. Courtesy of Science Museum

How has mathematics shaped our world?

Our bold and thought-provoking new gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, examines the fundamental role mathematicians, their tools and ideas have played in building the world we live in.

From war and peace to life, death, money, trade and beauty, the objects in Mathematics: The Winton Gallery reveal how mathematics connects to every aspect of our lives.

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery tells powerful stories about the work of mathematicians in the broadest sense, from salespeople to sailors, aircraft engineers to bankers, and gamblers to garden designers.

These stories span 400 years of human ingenuity from the renaissance to the present day, with objects ranging from intriguing hand-held mathematical instruments to a 1929 experimental aircraft.