BSHM Christmas Meeting

Christmas meeting

BSHM Christmas Meeting

Saturday 7 December 2019 (All day)
University of Warwick

Advance notice of the date and place for the 2019 Christmas meeting. We are trying a different location this year - the University of Warwick - which is easily accessible by car or by train to Coventry and a short bus ride.

This will be A ‘History of Mathematics’ Day with An eclectic mix of interesting historical mathematical issues.

Provisional Programme:

09.30  Coffee and Registration

09.55  Welcome (Mark McCartney, President)

10.00  Helen Ross: Dicuil and triangular numbers

10.40  Steve Russ: Visions in the Night: Bolzano's Anticipations of Continuity

11.20  Coffee

11.40   Jane Wess: From Newton to Newcomen: Mathematics and Technology 1687-1800

12.20  BSHM AGM and lunch

13.50  Short member talk: Troy Astarte: On the Difficulty of Describing Difficult Things

14.10 Short member talk: Catalin Iorga: Known  and Unknown In Al-Kashi's Mathematics

14.30  Alex Aylward: Between Authority and Obscurity: Responses to the Mathematization of Evolution

15.10  Tea

15.30  Chris Pritchard: From collecting coins to searching the archives: Personal reflections on becoming a historian of mathematics

16.10  Martin Campbell-Kelly: Victorian Data Processing

17.15 Finish

Registration details coming soon