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Mathematics 19th and 20eth, History and Philosophy

The seminar on the history and philosophy of modern mathematics is a place of presentation and discussion of mathematical texts produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, in both historical and philosophical perspectives. It intends to serve as a place of exploration (reading, translation, explanation) of mathematical documents little or poorly known, but also to present work in progress on these periods. The emphasis is on proximity to textual sources. The sessions usually take the form of a discussion of the said sources (to which speakers give prior access), preceded by a historical or mathematical exposition.

Coordination: Frederic Jaeck, Nicolas Michel

Archives : 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012.

SCHEDULE 2019-2020
Sessions (in French) take place at the University Paris Diderot, Building Condorcet
4, rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris – Access map

2019/11/21, 9:30am – 1:00pm, 371A

  • Gisele Secco (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria)
    The Four-Colour Theorem: old and new philosophical problems
  • François Lê (Université Lyon 1)
    Riemann lu par Clebsch, et l’introduction de la notion de genre

2019/12/5, 9:30am – 1:00pm, 371A

  • Raphaël Alexandre (Institut Mathématique de Jussieu)
    Approches de la géométrie contemporaine : Elie Cartan, William Thurston
  • Planning of the translation project of the Bericht of Brill-Noether

2020/01/14, 1:30 pm– 5:00pm, 371A

  • Elena Rinaldi (Università di Modena)
    Sur la notion de faisceau chez Leray et Cartan
  • Nicolas Michel (Univ. Paris Diderot, SPHERE)
    Translation project Brill-Noether, further on

2020/02/03, 9:30am – 1:00pm, 371A

  • Cédric Vergnerie (Univ. Paris Diderot, SPHERE)
    Sur une controverse entre Kronecker et Picard
  • Erwan Penchèvre (CAPHES, & SPHERE)
    Translation project Brill-Noether, further on

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2020/03/03, 1:30 pm– 5:00pm, 371A

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2020/06/10, 9:30am – 1:00pm, 371A