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Mathematicians Of The World Unite

Author : Guillermo Curbera
ISBN : 9781568813301
Genre : Mathematics
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This vividly illustrated history of the International Congress of Mathematicians — a meeting of mathematicians from around the world held roughly every four years — acts as a visual history of the 25 congresses held between 1897 and 2006, as well as a story of changes in the culture of mathematics over the past century. Because the congress is an international meeting, looking at its history allows us a glimpse into the effect of wars and strained relations between nations on the scientific community.

Soci T Math Matique Suisse

Author : Bruno Colbois
ISBN : 3037190892
Genre : Mathematics
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Evocation de l'initiative de Georges de Rham de se réunir dès 1958 dans les locaux de l'EPUL, à l'avenue de Cour en fin de volume mais également par la contribution de Srishti Chatterji and Manuel Ojanguren, A glimpse of the de Rham era (p. 195-240).

Giovanni Battista Guccia

Author : Benedetto Bongiorno
ISBN : 9783319786674
Genre : Mathematics
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This book examines the life and work of mathematician Giovanni Battista Guccia, founder of the Circolo Matematico di Palermo and its renowned journal, the Rendiconti del Circolo matematico di Palermo. The authors describe how Guccia, an Italian geometer, was able to establish a mathematical society in Sicily in the late nineteenth century, which by 1914 would grow to become the largest and most international in the world, with one of the most influential journals of the time. The book highlights the challenges faced by Guccia in creating an international society in isolated Palermo, and places Guccia’s activities in the wider European context through comparisons with the formation of the London Mathematical Society and the creation of Mittag-Leffler’s Acta Mathematica in Stockholm. Based on extensive searches in European archives, this scholarly work follows both historical and scientific treads, and will appeal to those interested in the history of mathematics and science in general.

Ludwig Prandtl Str Mungsforscher Und Wissenschaftsmanager

Author : Michael Eckert
ISBN : 9783662499184
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Ludwig Prandtl gilt als Pionier der modernen Strömungsmechanik. Seine Grenzschichttheorie überbrückte eine Jahrhunderte andauernde Kluft zwischen Theorie und Praxis auf diesem Gebiet. Prandtl hinterließ darüber hinaus bleibende Spuren in einer Fülle von ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, von der Festigkeitslehre bis zur Erforschung der Turbulenz. Auch beim Aufbau neuer Institute machte sich Ludwig Prandtl einen Namen: Die Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt in Göttingen, eine Vorläufer-Einrichtung des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), geht auf Prandtls Initiative zurück. Zudem gründete er auch das Kaiser- Wilhelm-Institut für Strömungsforschung, das heute als Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation fortbesteht. Seine Reputation als „Vater der modernen Aerodynamik“ verschaffte Prandtl auch Einfluss bei politischen Weichenstellungen der Luftfahrtforschung - vom Deutschen Kaiserreich über die Weimarer Republik bis zum „Dritten Reich“. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg zählte er zum Kreis der Berater für die Forschungspolitik des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums. Ludwig Prandtls Korrespondenz mit Kollegen, Forschungsmanagern, Industriellen und Politikern dient dieser Biografie als wichtigste Quelle. Sie ermöglicht einen unverstellten Blick auf die engen Beziehungen zu Technik und Politik, die dieses Wissenschaftlerleben so besonders machten.

Turbulent Times In Mathematics

Author : Elaine McKinnon Riehm
ISBN : 9780821869147
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Despite the renown of the Fields Medals, J.C. Fields has been until now a rather obscure figure, and recovering details about his professional activities and personal life was not at all a simple task. This work is a triumph of persistence with far-flung archival and documentary sources, and provides a rich non-mathematical portrait of the man in all aspects of his life and career. Highly readable and replete with period detail, the book sheds useful light on the mathematical and scientific world of Fields' time, and is sure to remain the definitive biographical study. --Tom Archibald, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada Drawing on a wide array of archival sources, Riehm and Hoffman provide a vivid account of Fields' life and his part in the founding of the highest award in mathematics. Filled with intriguing detail--from a childhood on the shores of Lake Ontario, through the mathematics seminars of late 19th century Berlin, to the post-WW1 years of the fragmented international mathematical community--it is a richly textured story engagingly and sympathetically told. Read this book and you will understand why Fields never wanted the medal to bear his name and yet why, quite rightly, it does. --June Barrow-Green, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom One of the little-known effects of World War I was the collapse of international scientific cooperation. In mathematics, the discord continued after the war's end and after the Treaty of Versailles had been signed in 1919. Many distinguished scientists were involved in the war and its aftermath, and from their letters and papers, now almost a hundred years old, we learn of their anguished wartime views and their struggles afterwards either to prolong the schism in mathematics or to end it. J.C. Fields, the foremost Canadian mathematician of his time, was educated in Canada, the United States, and Germany, and championed an international spirit of cooperation to further the frontiers of mathematics. It was during the awkward post-war period that J.C. Fields established the Fields Medal, an international prize for outstanding research, which soon became the highest award in mathematics. J.C. Fields intended it to be an international medal, and a glance at the varying backgrounds of the fifty-two Fields medallists shows it to be so. Who was Fields? What carried him from Hamilton, Canada West, where he was born in 1863, into the middle of this turbulent era of international scientific politics? A modest mathematician, he was an unassuming man. This biography outlines Fields' life and times and the difficult circumstances in which he created the Fields Medal. It is the first such published study.

Images Of Italian Mathematics In France

Author : Frédéric Brechenmacher
ISBN : 9783319400822
Genre : Mathematics
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The contributions in this proceedings volume offer a new perspective on the mathematical ties between France and Italy, and reveal how mathematical developments in these two countries affected one another. The focus is above all on the Peninsula’s influence on French mathematicians, counterbalancing the historically predominant perception that French mathematics was a model for Italian mathematicians. In the process, the book details a subtle network of relations between the two countries, where mathematical exchanges fit into the changing and evolving framework of Italian political and academic structures. It reconsiders the issue of nationalities in all of its complexity, an aspect often neglected in research on the history of mathematics. The works in this volume are selected contributions from a conference held in Lille and Lens (France) in November 2013 on Images of Italian Mathematics in France from Risorgimento to Fascism. The authors include respected historians of mathematics, philosophers of science, historians, and specialists for Italy and intellectual relations, ensuring the book will be of great interest to their peers.

Proceedings Of The Fourth International Congress On Mathematical Education

Author : Marilyn Zweng
ISBN : 3764330821
Genre : Mathematics
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Author : Kurt v. Reidemeister
ISBN : 9783642651298
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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American Perspectives On The Sixth International Congress On Mathematical Education

Author : Thomas J. Cooney
ISBN : UOM:39015021831485
Genre : Mathematics
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Proceedings Of The International Congress Of Mathematicians

Author : Marta Sanz Solé
ISBN : 3037190221
Genre : Mathematics
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The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is held every four years. It is a major scientific event, bringing together mathematicians from all over the world and demonstrating the vital role that mathematics play in our society. In particular, the Fields Medals are awarded to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement. At the same time, the International Mathematical Union awards the Nevanlinna Prize for work in the field of theoretical computer science. The proceedings of ICM 2006, published as a three-volume set, present an overview of current research in all areas of mathematics and provide a permanent record the congress. The first volume features the works of Fields Medallists and the Nevanlinna Prize winner, the plenary lectures, and the speeches and pictures of the opening and closing ceremonies and award sessions. The other two volumes present the invited lectures, arranged according to their mathematical subject. Information for our distributors: Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. All commerical channel discounts apply.

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