Research in Progress
Research in Progress
Research in Progress is an annual meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics. It provides an opportunity for research students in any area of the history of mathematics to present their work to a friendly and supportive audience.
Tickets can be purchased online by following this link to Eventbrite. Online ticket sales will end on February 18th.
Programme 10:00–10:20 Registration 10:20–10:30 Welcome
10:30–11:00 KATE HINDLE University of St Andrews, Ancient Greek Impact on D’Arcy Thompson’s Mathematics
11:00–11:30 PARISA KHARAZMI Universidade de Aveiro, The Heptagonal Triangle: On the Crossroads of Constructive and Algebraic Geometry
11:30–12:00 Refreshment break
12:00–12:30 MIREIA MARTINEZ I SELLARES Utrecht University, Affinities and Discrepancies: Euler and Möbius on Affine Figures
12:30–13:00 MEGAN BRIERS University of Cambridge, The Value of Women as Observers in the 1870 Eclipse Expedition
13:00–14:00 Lunch in the Magrath Room
14:00–14:30 TOM HEDLEY Trinity College Dublin, Transforming Empty Spaces: Modern Mathematics, Metamorphosis and “die neue Frau” in Mela Hartwig’s Bin ich ein überflussiger Mensch? (1931)
14:30–15:00 ATLE BJARNE HÖHNE Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Big Mathematics: CFSG and the Discovery of the Modern Sporadic Simple Groups
15:00–15:15 Comfort break
15:15–15:30 ZAKKAI GORIELY, University of Oxford (BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prizewinner), British Mathematical Reformers in the Nineteenth Century: Motivations and Methods
15:30–15:45 PATRICK BURCHELL Birkbeck University of London, Archimedes: On the Equilibrium of Planes
15:45–16:00 HOLLY MIDDLETON-SPENCER University of Newcastle, Circulation of Mathematics in French Salons
16:00–16:15 EMMA BAXTER University of St Andrews, Soviet Mathematics Textbooks as a Reflection of 1930s Stalinist Culture
16:15–16:45 Refreshment break
16:45–17:45 ISOBEL FALCONER University of St Andrews, Invited lecture: The Development of Curve Plotting: The case of J. D. Forbes (1809–1868)
17:45 Close of meeting
If you are concerned that there may be barriers to your taking part in this day, please get in touch with the BSHM Meetings Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately it is not possible to offer hybrid attendance at this meeting. For anyone who cannot attend in person and would like to be emailed a link to a livestream of the event please contact Mate Szabo at email@example.com. There will be a slight delay on the stream so while you will be able to watch the talks it will not be possible to ask questions during the Q&A. You are welcome to submit your questions and email address to the organisers and we will make sure they make it to the speakers. The videos of the talks will not be recorded or made available after the event.