Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

The British Society for the History of Mathematics:

  • promotes and encourages research into the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of that research;
  • develops awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit; and
  • supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorporate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Tue 4 October 2022 to Wed 5 October 2022
Wed 19 October 2022
Gresham College, London
Sat 3 December 2022

Announcements & Blogs

Post date: Tue 6 September 2022 - 17.29

From our Twitter feed

October 2
François Arago (1786-1853) made important discoveries on the wave theory of light, died 2 Oct https://t.co/25GMGAO1TM
October 1
John Campbell (1862-1924) is remembered for the Campbell-Baker-Hausdorff theorem in Lie algebras, died 1 Oct https://t.co/hvvzUDXVOa
September 30
Michael Mästlin (1550-1631) Kepler's teacher, publicised the Copernican system, born 30 Sep https://t.co/DVTY0o9Oev
September 29
Adriaan van Roomen (1561-1615) calculated pi to 16 decimal places using Archimedes' method, born 29 Sep https://t.co/rliqhnWJoO
September 28
John Leech (1926-1992) known for the Leech lattice, important in the theory of finite simple groups, died 28 Sep https://t.co/pBvwAJxLZS