Seminar by E.A. Hunter: Understanding Nature through Hymns and Maths: Proclus’ De Sacrificio and his Commentary on Euclid, September 27 2023, 4-5pm in Lecture Theatre A. Tea in the common room from 3:30pm. Contact Isobel Falconer if you wish to attend a meal afterwards. Abstract.
Seminar by Richard Oosterhoff on mathematics and politics at the court of King Henry III of France (1540s), November 22 2023, 4-5pm. Title and details to follow.
Seminar by Maria Kiladi on the history of eugenics, December 6 2023, 2-3pm. Details to follow.
History of Mathematics
St Andrews is a renowned centre for the study of the History of Mathematics.
Group members include:
- Dr Isobel Falconer
- Dr Deborah Kent
- Dr John J O’Connor
- Prof Colva Roney-Dougal
- Prof Edmund F Robertson
We have graduated a number of PhD students in this area. Current PhD students are Kate Hindle and Martin Macbeath.
St Andrews runs a popular honours-level undergraduate course on the History of Mathematics. We run a module in our Evening Degree programme