2017 sees the centenary of the publication of the founding work of mathematical biology. In On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Thompson explores the connections between mathematics and biological growth. It has become a highly influential work for many fields in the arts and sciences.
To mark the occasion we have invited Professor Alain Goriely, University of Oxford to give a public letcure on the importance of D'Arcy Thompson's work for contemporary mathematical biologists today. The main talk will be prefaced by a short introduction Thompson's life and wider interests by Dr Matthew Jarron, Curator of the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, University of Dundee. This event is timed to coincide with A Sketch of the Universe at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, which showcases art acquired by the University of Dundee Museum Services for the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. There will be many more events marking this centenary during 2017 which will be posted on the On Growth and Form 100 website as they are announced.