Dear List Members,
9th June is a busy day. This is a reminder for the BSHM Meeting:
John Wallis (1616-1703). Mathematics, Music Theory, and Cryptography in 17th Century Oxford.
Thursday 9 June 2016 - 11.00
Room L2 of the Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
In celebration of the quatercentenary of the birth of the Savilian professor of geometry and founder member of the Royal Society John Wallis, the British Society for the History of Mathematics and the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford are holding a one-day conference on Thursday, 9 June 2016
Conference booking is available now via Eventbrite.
10.30-11.00 Registration, Coffee
11.05 Raymond Flood (Kellogg): John Wallis: An Introduction
11.50 Benjamin Wardhaugh (All Souls): ‘My present unpolisht thoughts’: John Wallis and the Theory of Music
12.35 Philip Beeley (Linacre): John Wallis as Cryptographer
14.00 Siegmund Probst (Leibniz-Archiv, Hanover): The relation between Leibniz and Wallis – an overview from new sources and studies
14.45 Vincenzo de Risi (Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin): Wallis on the Foundations of Geometry and the Parallel Postulate
15.45 Tea and biscuits
16.00 Jesper Lutzen (University of Copenhagen): Wallis and Gregory on the Impossibility of the Analytic Quadrature of the Circle
Conference fee (including tea, coffee, and refreshments) is £12 for BSHM members and members of staff, and £20 for non-members. Undergraduate and graduate students will be admitted free of charge.