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Axis History and philosophy of mathematics

"Arabic" Mathematics 2016–2017

Organisation: Pascal Crozet (SPHERE), together with CEPERC

This monthly seminar will aim to invite researchers to come and present their work in progress or recently published that address the "Arab mathematics", understood in a broad sense to be studied not only mathematics itself, but science "mathematized" of the era, such as astronomy, optics and static; Furthermore, we do not restrict themselves to only written in Arabic mathematics, but we can address their writings in other languages ​​extensions, like Latin, Hebrew and Farsi.
The texts studied will be discussed at sessions of three hours. Emphasis on reading and commenting on sources.

Archives : 2015-2016,
2014-2015, 2013-2014,
2012-2013, 2011-2012,

PROGRAM 2016-2017

sessions on Fridays, 9.30 – 12.30 a.m., Room Kandinsky (631B), Building Condorcet,
University Paris Diderot, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris– access map.

SPHERE Seminars « Arabic Mathematics » and « Mathematics in the Renaissance » will give jointed sessions on the history of mathematics and customs, at Arabic and Latin Middle Age and in the Renaissance.

To: Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 19, June 16

November 18
Odile Kouteynikoff & Sabine Rommevaux-Tani (SPHERE)
« Les rôles des figures dans l’Arithmetica Integra de Michael Stifel (1544).

December 16
Mohammed Abattouy (Université Mohamed V, Rabat)
Le corpus de la science arabe des poids (2) : Présentation et analyse de la famille des textes sur al-qarasṭūn et leur prolongement latin (9e-13e siècles)

January 20
Zeinab Karimian (Univ. Paris Diderot, SPHERE)
L’édition des Coniques d’Apollonius par Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (13e siècle).

February 24 !! postponed !!
Leo Corry (Tel-Aviv University)
The changing interrelations between geometry and arithmetic in the Latin medieval tradition of Euclid’s Elements. A view from Book II.

March 24
Pascal Crozet (CNRS, SPHERE)
L’Anthologie de problèmes de géométrie d’al-Siǧzī (Xe siècle).

April 28
Philippe Abgrall (CNRS, CEPERC)
Les arcs sphériques d’Ibn ‘Irāq dans l’astronomie mathématique du Xe siècle.

May 19
Vincenzo de Risi (Max Planck Institut)
The use of movement in geometry from Antiquity to the Renaissance.

June 16
Daniel Di Liscia (Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)
The new middle science of the latitude of forms and the geometrisation of (Aristotelian) physics.


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