Newton online

Posted on Tuesday, 20 December | Comments

More than 4,000 pages of the pioneering scientist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) are now publicly available online, Cambridge University has announced.

Holding the world’s largest and most significant collection of Newton’s scientific works, the University Library decided to embark on the huge digital project in 2010.

Up to 200 pages were captured each day, although significant conservation work had to be undertaken on several of the manuscripts and notebooks before they were considered robust enough to be digitized…