A meeting to mark Jeremy Gray’s retirement from the Open University and to celebrate his many achievements
Dates
Thursday 11 September – Friday 12 September 2014
Snezana Lawrence (Bath Spa) ~ History of Mathematics lessons for Mathematics Education
Umberto Bottazzini (Milan) ~ Mathematics and politics: the Italian case
Karine Chemla (Paris) ~ "Measuring the circle on the seamirror"
Leo Corry (Tel Aviv) ~ The interaction between arithmetic and geometry in the Euclidean tradition: a longue durée issue in the historiography of mathematics (if there ever was one)
Niccolò Guicciardini (Bergamo) ~ On Newton’s mathematical manuscripts: disciplinary boundaries, writing practices, and styles
Erhard Scholz (Wuppertal) ~ ‘Localizing’ the geometry of special relativity: Why Cartan and Weyl posed their new ’problem of space’ differently
Moritz Epple (Frankfurt) ~ Another look at mathematical modernism: Felix Hausdorff on dimension
Jesper Lützen (Copenhagen) ~ Geometry, forces and models
June BarrowGreen (OU) ~ GD Birkhoff and Poincaré’s ‘Last Geometric Theorem’
Jeremy Gray ~ Klein’s Galois theory: underneath the icosahedron
