Departmental Lecturer in Mathematics and its History
Clifford Norton Senior Research Fellow in the History of Mathematics & College Lecturer at The Queen's College
+44 1865 273557
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Scientific Communication Across the Iron Curtain
ISBN-13: 9783319253466 (12 December 2015)
Mathematics across the Iron Curtain A History of the Algebraic Theory of Semigroups
ISBN-13: 9781470414931 (16 July 2014)
The early mathematical education of Ada Lovelace
BSHM Bulletin issue 3 volume 32 page 221-234 (2 September 2017)
The Lovelace-De Morgan mathematical correspondence: A critical re-appraisal
HISTORIA MATHEMATICA issue 3 volume 44 page 202-231 (August 2017) Full text available
'Nobody could possibly misunderstand what a group is': a study in early twentieth-century group axiomatics.
Archive for History of Exact Sciences issue 5 volume 71 page 409-481 (January 2017)
A tale of mathematical myth-making: E T Bell and the 'arithmetization of algebra'
BSHM Bulletin issue 1 volume 31 page 69-80 (2 January 2016)
The acceptance of abstract algebra in the USSR, as viewed through periodic surveys of the progress of Soviet mathematical science
Historia Mathematica issue 2 volume 42 page 193-222 (May 2015)
History of mathematics: the development of abstract algebra; Soviet mathematics; communications between mathematicians in East and West during the Cold War
O1. History of Mathematics (Part B)
Prelims and Part A Analysis in Queen's
Major / Recent Publications:
Scientific communication across the Iron Curtain, SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology, Springer, 2016.
Mathematics across the Iron Curtain: a history of the algebraic theory of semigroups, History of Mathematics, volume 41, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2014.
A tale of mathematical myth-making: E. T. Bell and the 'arithmetization of algebra', BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics 31(1) (2016), 69–80.
Three approaches to inverse semigroups, European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics 8(3) (2015), 294–323.
The acceptance of abstract algebra in the USSR, as viewed through periodic surveys of the progress of Soviet mathematical science, Historia Mathematica 42(2) (2015), 193–222.
Embedding semigroups in groups: not as simple as it might seem, Archive for History of Exact Sciences 68(5) (2014), 641–692.
Investigating a claim for Russian priority in the abstract definition of a ring, BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics 29(2) (2014), 111–119.
The struggle against idealism: Soviet ideology and mathematics, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 60(11) (2013), 1448–1458.