Webinar on Curiosities of the Number e

The Webinar on Curiosities of the Number e took place on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 from 2 pm until 3 pm, with Dr. Gustavo Piñeiro, instructor of math professors in the City of Buenos Aires in Argentina, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

The invited speaker shared the history of the famous number e, including how Jacob Bernoulli, John Napier, Jobst Burgi and Gottfried Leibniz are involved in the discovery of this number and how Leonhard Euler was the first person to use the letter e to denote it. Dr. Gustavo Piñeiro also described several applications of the number e in finance, the catenary, the parachute, the least common multiple and a problem on probability with envelopes and letters. Finally, the speaker highlighted Euler’s formula and commented on Stigler’s law.