A residential meeting which will be held jointly with Oxford University Department of Continuing Education.
Today, digital computers are in the ascendant. This conference explores the history of how scientific instruments and computers have aided mathematicians in both performing calculations and creating new mathematics. There will be papers on analogue devices such as slide rules, tide predicators and differential analysers, and special purpose computing machines. Other papers will look at the rise of digital techniques such as mechanical calculating machines, Babbage's engines, and electronic digital computers. The international programme includes speakers from the UK, North America and Continental Europe.
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The British Society for the History of Mathematics is registered as a company limited by guarantee, no. 3326816, and as a charity, no. 1061229. Its registered office is c/o Andrew Thurburn & Co, 38 Tamworth Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1XU, UK.