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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery to open 8 December 2016

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery tells the story of how mathematics has shaped our world. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, this outstanding new gallery spans 400 years of human ingenuity and brings mathematical history to life through the design and architecture of its displays.

Conceived as a wind tunnel for the largest object in the gallery – a Handley Page aircraft from 1929 – the space follows the lines of airflow around it in a stunning display of imagined aerodynamics. Other objects in the gallery range from intriguing hand-held mathematical instruments to 19th-century human skulls, covering a time-span from the Renaissance to the present day.

This exceptional new gallery has been made possible by the largest individual donation ever made to the Science Museum, an incredible £5 million gift from David and Claudia Harding.

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery is curated by David Rooney, who previously curated the award-winning Codebreaker exhibition about the life and legacy of Alan Turing.

Science Museum, South Entrance, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
Open daily 10-6pm 

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