BSHM Christmas Meeting

Christmas meeting

BSHM Christmas Meeting

Saturday 7 December 2019 (All day)
University of Warwick

We are delighted this year to be guests of the Department of Computer Science and the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick - which is easily accessible by car or by train to Coventry and a short bus ride.

Generic directions to the University, and Steve Russ's Travel Tips to supplement these

This will be A ‘History of Mathematics’ Day: a potpourri of interesting historical mathematical issues.

Programme and abstracts (pdf) revised 5 DecemberPDF icon


09.30  Coffee and Registration

09.55  Welcome (Mark McCartney, President)

10.00  Helen Ross: Dicuil and triangular numbers

10.40  Steve Russ: Visions in the Night: Bolzano's Anticipations of Continuity

11.20  Coffee

11.40   Jane Wess: From Newton to Newcomen: Mathematics and Technology 1687-1800

12.20  BSHM AGM and lunch

13.50  Short member talk: Troy Astarte: On the Difficulty of Describing Difficult Things

14.10 Short member talk: Catalin Iorga: Known  and Unknown In Al-Kashi's Mathematics

14.30  Robin Wilson: Hunting and counting trees: the world of Cayley and Sylvester

15.10  Tea

15.30  Chris Pritchard: From collecting coins to searching the archives: Personal reflections on becoming a historian of mathematics

16.10  Martin Campbell-Kelly: Victorian Data Processing

17.15 Finish

Registration now open: £25 BSHM members; £35 non members; £15 students, includes teas, coffees, lunch.