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NCB Deposit # 43

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Cambridge Mathematics
The cupola in the Great Court is said to represent the crown
of Henry VIII who founded Trinity College in 1546.

Trinity College

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Aerial view of Mathematics Sciences Centre
Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Gordon and Betty Moore, Hawking
Gordon and Betty Moore, Sir Maurice Wilkes and Professor Stephen Hawking at the dedication of the new Gordon and Betty Moore Library.
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Main gate at Trinity College
Great Gate at Trinity College taken from inside the Great Court.  Sir Isaac Newton was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Trinity.

Mathematical bridge
The Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College

Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, is widely known for "Moore's Law," in which he predicted in1965 that, as a rule of thumb, the number of transistors the industry would be able to place on a computer chip would double every couple of years.  This has become the guiding principle for the industry.

An NCB Advisory Board member and integrated circuit designer writes:  "Moore's Law models the observation that the number of transitors on a chip roughly doubles every 18 months.  Not all designs follow this law, but a 'large' ASIC design seems to grow by a factor of 10 every 5 years (close to Moore's Law).  In 1990 a large ASIC design size was 10-k gate, in 1995 a large design was about 100 k-gate.  In 2000 it was about 1 M-gate."

M. J. S. Smith, a graduate of Queens' College, in Application-Specific Integrated Circuits

Aerial view of math centre

The images on this web page were collected in Summer, 2004 at the Joint Conference of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) and the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM), held at Clare College, July 9-11. The joint conference is held triennially and alternated between Canada and the UK.  The National Curve Bank thanks Dr. Janet Beery, University of Redlands, and other members of IHMT for remembering the NCB.

The NCB thanks Gordon and Betty Moore and the Development Office of Cambridge University for permission to use photographs from the dedication of the new Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
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We thank the Faulkes Flying Foundation  for permission to use their wonderful aerial photos.  All profits from the sale of these images on postcards, sold in Cambridge, are used as a charity helping young people learn to fly.