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Pam Bye

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IMA History of Maths
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The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Conference on the History of Mathematics

6 November 2009, Royal Statistical Society, London

The conference will be dedicated to tracing the history of social, professional, and

academic networks, which in some way influenced the creation of new mathematical

concepts or disciplines.

East London, where the conference will be held, was the fermenting ground where one of

the first mathematical societies was founded, the Spitalfields Mathematical Society (1717).

The history of the area has inspired, in many ways, the contributions to the conference,

and we hope that both mathematicians and the historians of mathematics will find this a

fascinating opportunity to explore the ways in which mathematics developed from its

applications and in which applications inspired the creation of new mathematical


The programme includes the following presentations:

Jan van Maanen, Applications convince. The case of the early calculus

Victor Katz, Quadratic and cubic equations: can we really apply them?

Benjamin Wardhaugh, ?Two viols were mathematically set out? ? Thomas Salmon (1647?

1706) and the practicalities of mathematical music

Norman Biggs, Mathematics in the Textile trade

Martin Campbell?Kelly, The rise and decline of mathematical table making

Ioan James, Some early Jewish mathematicians


Open at or by emailing

Non IMA Member: £85.00

IMA Member: £70.00

Student: £60.00

For all enquiries, contact the organisers:

Snezana Lawrence (

Amy Marsh ( <> )

Pamela Bye
Conference Support Officer
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Tel: 01702 354020

Charity Registration number 1017777

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications is a not for profit organisation registered as a charity in the UK.
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