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The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences is part of the University of Cambridge, England. It is a national and internation visitor research institute, which runs programmes in mathematics and the mathematical sciences.

The Institute's website contains a substantial section on Isaac Newton, who lived from 1642 to 1727, and discovered gravity. One of the foremost scientists of all time, Isaac Newton entered Cambridge University in 1661, was elected a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge in 1667, and was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. His great work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, was published in 1687. Another great work, Opticks, was published in 1704. 

The website is organised into the following sections: Newton Biography, Isaac Newton's Birthplace, Newton at Cambridge, Newton's Works, Newton's Monument, For Younger Enquirers. There is also a downloadable audio presentation, illustrated with still images, called Newton's Apple. It is a wacky talk about Isaac Newton which was given at the during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Institute in 2002.

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