The *That’s Maths* column in this week’s* Irish Times* ( TM012 ) describes the analysis of the ancient codex known as the Archimedes Palimpsest.

**Archimedes of Syracuse **

Archimedes (Ἀρχιμήδης, 287-212 BC) was a brilliant physicist, engineer and astronomer, and the greatest mathematician of antiquity. He is famed for founding hydrostatics, for formulating the law of the lever, for designing the helical pump that bears his name, for devising engines of war, and for much more. Continue reading ‘Archimedes uncovered’