Upcoming workshop at the BUW
Mathematics and Its Historiography in the Long Twentieth Century: Circulations and Interactions
You may find the CfP for the workshop at this link.
Dates: 13-15 March, 2024
Location: Glanzstoffhaus, Kasinostrasse 19-21, Wuppertal
Organizers: Ralf Krömer, Nicolas Michel, Thomas Morel, Volker Remmert
Oberseminar History of Mathematics, Winter semester
Below is the program of our seminar for the upcoming semester.
The History of the Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Preliminary study for a research project
Dr. des. Jason Lemberg
The project lays the foundations for the exploration of the History of the Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM, gegründet 1922, https://www.gamm-ev.de/) and its Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM). The period under consideration extends from the founding in the early 1920s to the Cold War Era. After the First World War the practical benefits of Applied Science were obvious. The institutionalization of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, however, was accompanied by scientific and political conflicts: Especially the demarcation from Mathematics turned out to be difficult. Questions concerning the history of its origin, its special transdisciplinary character, and the political and scientific relations in East and West during the Cold War are the focus of interest. The project is accompanied by a planning group, which includes Prof. Dr. Volker Remmert (Wuppertal), the chairman of GAMM, Prof. Dr. Karsten Urban (Ulm) and Prof. Dr. Moritz Epple (Frankfurt am Main, History of Science).
Prof. Dr. Volker Remmert und Dr. Julia Ellinghaus / Foto: UniService Transfer
Recent publications by members of the group
Maria Reminyi recently published an article on the Heinrich Wieleitner's historiography of mathematics and Weimar Culture in NTM Zeitschrift, available freely here.
Thomas Morel's monograph on practical mathematics and subterranean geometry (see image) was recently published by Cambridge University Press.
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