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;
  • supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorperate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Sat 24 February 2018
The Old Museum, Belfast
Wed 21 March 2018 to Thu 22 March 2018
Oxford, Mathematical Institute
Sat 19 May 2018
Birkbeck, London

From our Twitter feed

February 23
Jean-Baptiste Morin (1583-1656) attempted to solve the longitude problem using lunar observations, born 23 Feb https://t.co/9LRhzipqWR
February 22
Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), the first to use the normal curve other than as an error law, born 22 Feb https://t.co/uiialQatxS
February 21
Girard Desargues (1591-1661), a founder of projective geometry, worked on conic sections & perspective, born 21 Feb https://t.co/WENc0OZuRW
February 19
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), proponent of rotating Earth in yearly motion around a stationary sun, born 19 Feb https://t.co/QL7ijQFY7u
February 18
Thabit ibn Qurra (836-901), Islamic mathematician who worked on number theory, astronomy & statics, died 18 Feb https://t.co/34A1sUZcIV