Research in Progress, 2011

The Queen's College, Oxford, Saturday 5 March 2011, 11am to 5pm

Our annual meeting for research students in the history of mathematics to speak about their work.

Programme

10.30 Coffee and registration

11.00   Elizabeth Rudge (St Andrews): Peter Guthrie Tait and Balfour Stewart's The unseen universe: or, physical speculations on a future state (c. 1875)

11.30   Stefanie Eminger (St Andrews):  Carl Friedrich Geiser (1834–1934)

12.00   Craig Stephenson (Open University):  The mathematical astronomer Forest Ray Moulton (1872–1952)

12.30   Jiri Hudecek (Cambridge):  From differential equations to computer proofs: Wu-Ritt method of polynomial elimination

1.00     Lunch

2.00     Michalis Sialaros (Birkbeck): Investigating Euclid’s background: a case study for an intercontextual research in Ancient Greek Mathematics

2.30     Jenneke Kruger (Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development): Mathematics curricula in historical perspective: actors and factors.

3.00     Ioanna Georgiou (Warwick): Teaching secondary mathematics through history and culture

3.30     Tea

4.00     Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze (Kristiansand, Norway): The rise of applied mathematics in Germany between 1890 and 1930 and changes in the profession of the mathematician

5.00     End

The cost of the meeting will be £15 including lunch, tea and coffee, payable on the day. Those wishing to attend should register by email to Jackie Stedall <jackie.stedall@queens.ox.ac.uk> by Friday 25 February 2011.


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