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.


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 <> by Friday 25 February 2011.

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