Professor Robin Wilson is to give one of the invited public lectures for the Eighth European Congress of Mathematics (20–26 June 2021, Portorož, Slovenia) on European Mathematics: A History in 200 Stamps. The talk will be presented in person and streamed online for remote participants.
Along with the public lecture, Professor Wilson will curate a special mathematical-themed postage stamp exhibition at the 8ECM that will be on display for participants of the 8ECM, as well as the public.
Robin has a collection of some 1500 mathematical stamps, 460 of which can be viewed at Mathematical Stamps. For the past 37 years Robin has written a ‘Stamps Corner’ for the Mathematical Intelligencer discussing the mathematics behind many of these stamps.