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PhD Student, Univeristy of Paris 7 Diderot, SPHere

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• History of Universal Algebra.

My PhD subject focus on the history of universal algebra from the 1930s and on the modalities of appearance and of permance in collectives of mathematicians.

• History of mathematical structuralism, history of Algebra in the XXth century.

• Quantitative methods in the history of Mathematics.


Since 2013 : PhD student at the university of Paris 7 in SPHere, under the advising of Renaud Chorlay and Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz.

June 2013 : Master Thesis Les débuts de l’algèbre universelle : entre treillis et algèbre abstraite under the advising of Renaud Chorlay.

2012-2013 ; Master 2 Lophiss, University of Paris 7.

2011-2012 : Licence 2 in Philosophy, University of Rennes 1, Capes in Mathematics.
2010-2011 : Master 1 in Fundamental Mathematics, University of Rennes 1.

2010 : Lience of Mathématics, University of Rennes 1


• « Un corpus pour l’algèbre universelle à partir des Mathematical Reviews (1945–1959) », Journée des doctorants de l’ED400, 26th November 2014.

• « A corpus for Universal Algebra using the Mathematical Reviews (1945–1959) », 25th Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics, Nancy, France, 19th–21st November 2014.

• « Universal Algebra and structures in the body of mathematical knowledge », British Society for the History of Mathematics Research in Progress 2014, Univeristy of Oxford, UK, 22nd February 2014.

• « Universal algebra: a historical approach (1935–1973) », 24th Novembertagung on the History of
Mathematics, London, UK, 20th–22nd November 2013.



19-21 Novembre 2014 : Co-organisation with Samson Duran and Christophe Eckes of the 25th edition of the Novembertagung, a colloquium for young scholars in the history of Mathematics.