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 exists:

  • to promote and encourage research in the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of such research;
  • to promote and develop for the public benefit, awareness, knowledge, study and teaching of the history of mathematics;
  • to promote the use of the history of mathematics at all levels in mathematics education in order to enhance the teaching of mathematics for the public benefit.

Upcoming Events

Thu 29th October 2015
Room 745, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Sat 5th December 2015
Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham

From our Twitter feed

September 10
Emilie du Chatelet (1706-1749) important to mathematics as the translator of Newton's Principia, died 10 Sep http://t.co/djEX5kkrTf
September 9
Victor Puiseux (1820-1883) worked on elliptic functions & computational methods in astronomy, died 9 Sep http://t.co/jjBxzCARhn
September 8
Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) worked in number theory (Mersenne primes are named for him), born 8 Sep http://t.co/E8sQTwK9zh
September 7
Georges Buffon (1707-1788) whose needle problem was the first in geometrical probability to be solved, born 7 Sep http://t.co/LWu6ei0rCF
September 6
Witold Hurewicz (1904-1956) worked in algebraic topology, including discovering higher homotopy groups, died 6 Sep http://t.co/5kDjwXgtzS