CV (English)

Ana Millán Gasca 

Date of Birth: April 9, 1964

Place of Birth: Zaragoza (Spain)


B.S. University of Zaragoza (Spain), 1986 (Mathematics)

Ph.D. University of Zaragoza (Spain), 1990 (Mathematics)

Professional Record

1987-90   Spanish Department of Education and Science Doctoral Fellow and Instructor of Mathematics at the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Zaragoza

1991-92    Spanish Department of Education and Science  Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

1993 Italian CNR (National Science Council) Research Fellow at the Department of Mathematics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

1994-2003 Scientific Editor, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome

1996-1998, Mathematics Teacher, Spanish International High School “Cervantes”, Rome

2002-2004 Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

2001-2005 Associated Professor of History of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

2001-2006 Associated Professor of History and Epistemology of Science, University of L’Aquila



Editor,  LLULL, Journal of the Spanish Society for History of Science and Technology, 1991-93

Member, Organizing Committee, 19th International Congress of History of Science, Zaragoza, Spain, 1993, 1989-93

Member, Steering Committee, International Symposium on Mathematical Journalism in the 19th and 20th centuries, Zaragoza, 1991, 1990-1991.

Member, Italian National Research Project on the Luigi Cremona Archive, 1991-2006.

Scientific Manager, UNESCO Venice Office-Regional Office for Science and Technology for Europe (UVO-ROSTE) Research Program “The Evolution of Events, Concepts and Models in Engineering Systems” , 1999-2000.

Selected books

1. (with G. Israel) The Biology of Numbers, The Correspondence of Vito Volterra on Mathematical Biology, Basel, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2002.

2. (with M. Lucertini e F. Nicolò) (eds.) Technological concepts and mathematical models in the evolution of engineering systems. Controlling, Managing, Organizing, Basel, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2003.

3. (in Italian) All’inizio fu lo scriba. Piccola storia della matematica come strumento di conoscenza, Milano, mimesis, 2004.

4. (in Spanish) Euclides. La fuerza del razonamiento matemático, Madrid, Nivola, 2004.

5. (in Italian) Fabbriche, sistemi, organizzazioni. Storia dell’ingegneria industriale, Milano, Springer Verlag, 2005.

6. (with G. Israel) The world as a mathematical game.  The life and work of John von Neumann, Duke University Press, forthcoming (Italian edition, 1995, Spanish edition 2001).

Selected Papers

1. Methods of Synthetic Geometry in the Second Half of the Second Century,
in: A. Díaz et al. (eds.) International Symposium Structures in Mathematical Theories (San Sebastián, 25-29 September 1990), San Sebastián, Universidad del País Vasco, 1990, pp. 283-288.

2. (with M. Hormigón) Projective geometry and applications in the second half of the nineteenth century,
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, 42 (129), 1992, pp. 269-289.

3. (with E. Ausejo, M. Hormigón, and M. A. Velamazán) Mathematics and Engineering at the Rise of Capitalism in Spain,
in: B. Gremmen (ed.) The Interaction between Technology and Science, Studies in Technology and Science", 3, Wageningen, Wageningen Agricultural University, 1992, pp. 199-209.

4. (with E. Ausejo) The Spanish Mathematical Society and Its Periodicals (1911-1938), in: E. Ausejo, M. Hormigón (eds.) Messengers of Mathematics: European Mathematical Journals (1800-1946), Madrid, Siglo XXI de España Editores, 1993, pp. 159-187.

5. Mathematical theories versus biological facts: A debate on mathematical population dynamics in the 1930s,
Historical Studies on the Physical and Biological Sciences, 26 (2), 1996, pp. 347-403.

6. “Matematica”,
in: Sesta Appendice della Enciclopedia Italiana di Lettere, Arti e Scienze, Roma, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2000, ad vocem.

7. Organization  and mathematics: a look into the prehistory of industrial engineering,
in: M. Lucertini, A. Millán Gasca, F. Nicolò (a cura di) Technological concepts and mathematical models in the evolution of modern engineering systems: Controlling, Managing, Organizing, Basel, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2003, 21-50.

8. Early approaches to the management of complexity in engineering systems
in: V. Benci et al. (a cura di) Determinism, Holism, and Complexity, New York/Boston/Dordrecht/London/Moscow, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003, 349-357.