Fibonacci. Un ponte sul Mediterraneo

Leonardo Fibonacci (circa 1170 to after 1240) came from Pisa and was one of the most important mathematicians of the Middle Ages. With his book "Liber abaci" on arithmetic, Fibonacci acquainted the Western world with the Indo-Arabic numeral system. Even more famous is the Fibonacci sequence, named after him, which he mentioned in his publication by way of example.

The virtual exhibition "Fibonacci. Un ponte sul Mediterraneo" shows Fibonacci's significance for his environment and his influence on posterity. The exhibition also shows the treatment of Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio by other authors and the occurrence of the golden ratio in other disciplines like music and architecture.

ETH-Bibliothek's exhibition from 27 October 2003 to 7 February 2004 at ETH Zurich

Revised, updated version of the virtual exhibitionReal exhibition

Dr. Flavia Lanini
Subject specialist for mathematics

Deborah Kyburz
Web and Digital Media

Kathrin Reith
Web and Digital Media

Original virtual exhibition
Dr. Rudolf Mumenthaler
previously ETH-Bibliothek

Tara Narayanan
previously ETH-Bibliothek

Dr. Franziska Geisser
Data Archivist

Roland Jung
previously ETH-Bibliothek

Peter Richter
previously ETH-Bibliothek

Dr. Margit Unser
previously ETH-Bibliothek

Expert advice
Dr. Flavia Lanini
Subject specialist for mathematics