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Axis History and philosophy of mathematics

Reading Mathematical Texts


Organiser : Agathe Keller - CNRS, REHSEIS–SPHERE

We read original sources and their translations, presented by their translator.


Archives :
2017-2018, 2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2013-2014,
2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2008-2009.




PROGRAM 2018-2019
On Wednesdays, 10:00–13:00, Room Gris, 734A*



2018/10/8

  • PAN Shuyuan (Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Beijing and SPHERE)
    A Chinese version of rule of three just before the European method was introduced : reading a paragraph in comprehensive source of mathematical methods (Suanfa tongzong, 1592).

11/12

  • Catherine Singh (SPHERE)
    Autour du kuṭṭaka chez Māhavīra.

12/3

  • Christine Proust (CNRS, SPHERE)
    La collection Schoyen, le pillage des antiquités en temps de guerre, et les problèmes éthiques : que faire avec des sources qui bouleversent l’histoire des mathématiques ? Lecture du texte mathématique cunéiforme MS 3971.

12/12

  • 14:00–17:00
    Clemency Montelle (Univ. of Canterbury)
    The Parvadvayasādhana of Mallāri : A short treatise for computing eclipse phenomena
    The Parvadvayasādhana of Mallāri is a short text composed in the late 16th century for computing the circumstances and features of lunar and solar eclipses. The text is made up almost entirely of versified numerical data, however most manuscript copies include graphical tables alongside the verses. We consider this feature of the work, and many others : the underlying algorithms and their connection to other authors, the way in which metrological units are expressed, and the accompanying commentaries to this text which include historical worked examples with diagrams illustrating the progress of the eclipse.

2019/01/21

  • Laure Miolo (Observatoire de Paris)
    John of Genoa’s eclipse computations : the case of the Solar eclipse of March 1337

02/18

  • 9:30–12:30
    Eleonora Sammarchi (SPHERE & Wuppertal Universität)

    Nombres et quantités algébriques dans l’arithmétique-algèbre d’al-Zanjānī (et al-Karajī)
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  • 14:00–17:00
    Karine Chemla (CNRS, SPHERE) 

    Fundamental figures in Ancient China

03/18

  • Adeline Reynaud (University Paris Diderot, SPHERE)
    Fundamental Figures in Mesopotamia
  • 14:00–17:00
    Mathieu Ossendrijver (Topoi, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), tbc
    On late babylonian mathematical texts

04/01

  • Agathe Keller (CNRS, SPHERE)
    Une règle et sa demonstration : des suites géométriques par Pṛthūdhaka.

05/05 or 05/20

  • P. M. Vrinda (G. U. P. S. Pathappiriyam, India)
    The method of squaring as described in Śaṅkara Vāriyar’s Kriyākramakarī, a sixteenth century Sanskrit commentary on the Līlāvatī.

06/17

  • Alexis Trouillot (University Paris Diderot, SPHERE)
    Quelques vers sur l’arithmétique conservés en Mauritanie.






VENUE :
University Paris Diderot, Building Condorcet, 4, rue ElsaMorante, 75013 - Paris
Map of campus with metro and buses stops.
Access : Metro line 14 / RER C / Station : Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Metro line 6 / Station : Quai de la Gare
Bus 64 / stop : Tolbiac-Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Bus 62 & 89 / stop : Avenue de France or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (terminus)
Bus 325 / stop : Watt