Friday, February 26, 2021

About Newton

Everyone remembers Newton for his contributions to physics. 

But he made much of his fortune as the director of London's mint, making coins, and investing in businesses, after he got sick of being a professor at Cambridge, where he felt tormented as a Unitarian in a Trinitarian institution.


Guy said...

Hi Andrew,

I assume you have read Neal Stephenson's "The System of the World"? Newton plays a co-ML part.


andrew said...

I haven't read it or head about it, and may check it out. Thanks.