Thursday 05 August 2021

About Me

I studied Mathematics (Pure Mathematics) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Right after that, I passed the public examen to be Teacher of Mathematics  in Secoundary School, whereupon I obtained my Master’s Degree in the Department of Algebra (USC).

I remember to have been interested in the History of Mathematics even before getting into the University, so when I ended my Master’s Degree I got enrolled into the “Doctorate in Mathematics” program at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Seville (IMUS), where I pursuited my PhD at the same time that I was working as a Teacher of Mathematics.

Under the supervision of José Ferreirós, a renowned expert in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, I could do research in the History of Mathematics, obtaining the degree of “Doctor in Mathematics” in 2021 (with international mention). My dissertation, with title, Irrationality and transcendence in the 18th and 19th centuries. A contextualized study of J. H. Lambert’s Mémoire (1761/1768), was awarded with the cum laude.

As par of my training as a PhD, I did a research stay at the University of Oxford. More specifically, I was visiting student in the Research Group on History of Mathematics located at the Mathematical Institute and headed by Dr. Christopher Hollings. It was an unique oportunity to consult primary sources and to give a boost to my research.

The web’s main reason for living, is to serve as common place for all works that I’m developing. In this way, I hope to facilitate the labor of those who are led for their own researches to issues that may be included on mine, given rise to a possible interchange of knowledge hopefully useful for both.

J. Liouville