Maynooth Conference in the History of Mathematics
Day 1 focussed on invited talks on a selection of mathematical texts from the Russell Library, it also featured a visit to the Russell Library to view their collections, which include works of Galileo, Copernicus, Fermat, and Newton, to name but a few. Day 2 followed a format similar to previous IHoM conferences.
A timetable for the conference is available. Some of the talks are available below:
|Bennett, Joseph||Grand Prix des Sciences Mathématiques 1882|
|Gow, Rod||Francis Hutcheson: an Irish-born philosopher with mathematical interests|
|Lynch, Peter||Gabriel Stoke's Fundamental Contributions to Fluid Dynamics|
|van Weerden, Anne||A biographer's opinion as primary source: the strange case of Sir William Rowan Hamilton|
|Błaszczyk, Piotr||On how Descartes changed the meaning of the Pythagorean theorem|
Titles and Abstracts: Titles and abstracts for all talks are available.
Registration: Thanks to funding from the British Society for the History of Mathematics, the Irish Mathematical Society, Maynooth University, Maynooth University Library and Maynooth University Department of Mathematics and Statistics, there was no registration fee.
In collaboration with Barbara McCormack (Special Collections Librarian).