British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) Research in Progress Meeting 2012

March 3, 2012
Queen’s College, Oxford University

United Kingdom


Henrik Kragh Sorenson
University of Aarhus

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This meeting provides an opportunity for research students in the history of mathematics to speak about their work.

Keynote speaker:

Henrik Kragh Sorenson (Aarhus), What's Abelian about Abelian groups?

Student speakers: 

Nicole Bloye (Plymouth), Title tba

Davide Crippa (Paris), Impossible Problems in Cartesian geometry: the case of the squaring of the circle

Stefanie Eminger (St Andrews), Viribus unitis! shall be our watchword: the first International Congress of Mathematicians, held 9-11 August 1897 in Zurich

Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (Royal College of Art), Title tba

Liz Rudge (St Andrews), P.G. Tait’s schoolboy introduction to complex numbers

Sam Hatfield (Warwick), Poincare Dodecahedral Space 

Dave Kaye (Warwick), Clifford’s theorem and algebraic curves

Mairi Walker (University of Warwick), Poincare's constructions for Riemann surfaces

Meeting fee: 20 pounds including sandwich lunch. There is a discounted fee of 15 pounds for students and unwaged. The fee is payable on the day, If you are coming to this meeting please register by emailing Tony Mann ([email protected]) by Friday 24 February.

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February 24, 2012, 9:00am BST

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