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  1. Andrew Wiles awarded the Abel Prize

    ... since 2003. It carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (about EUR 600,000 or USD 700,000). Andrew J. Wiles is one of very few ... and long-running, unsolved problem in the subject’s history. Wiles’ proof was not only the high point of his career – and ...

    lumbard - 2016-06-01 09:38

  2. Mathematics and Politics: The International Congresses of Mathematicians

    ... Hollings is Departmental Lecturer in Mathematics and its History, and Clifford Norton Senior Research Fellow in the History of Mathematics at The Queen's College. More about the relations between the mathematicians of the East and the West can be ...

    lumbard - 2017-02-21 18:03

  3. Friday@4 next week (with free pizza)

    ... to know how much to order.) Laura Capuano will talk about  Pell equations and continued fractions in number theory : "The classical Pell equation has an extraordinary long history and it is very useful in many different areas of number theory. For ...

    neale - 2017-11-02 14:44

  4. IDR -- A New Class of Krylov Subspace Solvers: Benefits and Drawbacks

    26 May 2011 14:00 This talk is about the Induced Dimension Reduction (IDR) methods developed by Peter ... and, more recently, Martin van Gijzen. We sketch the history, outline the underlying principle, and give a few details about different points of view on this class of Krylov subspace methods. If ...

    webmaster - 2011-05-19 09:35

  5. "A mathematical equilibrium model for insider trading in finance"

    ... in finance is called an insider if she (or he) knows more about the prices in the market than can be obtained from the market history itself. This is the case if, for example, the trader knows something ...

    wilcox - 2008-02-05 10:09

  6. William Burnside and the Mystery Letter

    Relatively little is known about the correspondence of William Burnside, a pioneer of group theory in the ... However, one of the most noteworthy letters to or at least about him, in that it had a special mention in his obituary in the ... Howard Emmens L6 History of Mathematics ...

    hollings - 2018-07-23 12:23

  7. New mathematics

    ... to study and discover?  One great revolution in the history of mathematics was the 19th century discovery of strange non-Euclidean ... that there are true statements which cannot be proved, even about everyday whole numbers. This problem arose from a list of 23 (then ...

    munro - 2018-07-16 11:55

  8. Black Mathematician Month

    ... for the past 30 years, October has been celebrated as Black History Month. In our mathematics community, the lack of minorities is an even ... Association, Plus Magazine, and more. Here you can read more about why we need to celebrate Black Mathematician Month: ...

    neale - 2017-10-27 09:53

  9. ICM

    ... Chris Hollings has made a short podcast with Oxford Sparks about the history of the International Congress of Mathematicians, and what happened to ...

    neale - 2017-05-11 15:04

  10. The life, work, and reputation of Thomas Harriot (1560–1621)

    ... informal lectures will demonstrate some of the research on history of mathematics currently being done in Oxford. The subjects range from ... the twenty-year old Évariste Galois. Each lecture will last about 40 minutes, leaving time for questions and discussion. No previous ...

    webmaster - 2010-04-22 15:14

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