Sunday 19 August 2018

L. Euler

Johann Heinrich Lambert collected works

Website dedicated to Johann H. Lambert where you will find, between other things, his Mémoire of 1768 (year of publication) in which he gave the first proof of irrationality of pi.

 

The Euler Society

Entering in “Euler Archive” you will find a brief biographical overview, so as information about his works, correspondence (here you have the list of the correspondence with Lambert), and the context in which he lived.

 

BSHM

The website of the British Society for the History of Mathematics in which you will find events related to this field and other interesting issues.

 

CSHPM

The website of The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. In this page, you will find out between other interesting issues about the calendar of events related with the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (workshops, congress, etc) so as the homepages of other colleagues and very interesting and exhaustive links.

 

ICHM

The website of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics. The Commission publishes Historia Mathematicathe International Journal of History of Mathematics.

 

IMUS

This is the website of the Mathematical Institute of the University of Sevilla. Between other events, the Institute hold each year a workshop on History and Philosophy of Mathematics; in this occasion the workshop was “Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: Historical and Philosophical Questions”(here the webpage).

Besides, the Institute used to dedicate each year a meeting to a great mathematician in his death anniversary. This year the conferences were dedicated to George Cantor in his 100th death anniversary (here the program and poster).

Furthermore, the IMUS will host this year the 29th Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics, an annual congress devoted to this discipline that for the first time will be held in Spain (here the webpage).

 

RSME

The website of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society. The Society publish La Gaceta that include a section for papers on History of Mathematics.

 

Archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Here you will have access to the “Online Edition of the Academy’s Minutes 1746-1786” (in the Protocol of the 17 of September of 1767 – here –  it’s registed the lecture made by Lamber of his Mémoire).

 

Histoire de l’Academie Royale des Sciences et des Belles Lettres: 1745-1769 

In this case, you will find the digitised version of the volumes of the Academy of Science of Berlin in the period indicated, whose originals are located in the New York Public Library. The Lambert’s Mémoire, which contain the first proof of irrationality of π, is included in the 1761 volume.

 

MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

A great amount of biographical information about mathematician of all epochs is found in this helpful website.

 

Scientific Identity (Smithsonian Libraries)

In this interesting and useful page, you will be able to find portraits of historical scientists in a very good resolution (here that of Lambert, and here, another one, in this case a lithography made in 1829 by Godefroy Engelmann, a french-german lithographer).

 

Guillermo Curbera Costello

The personal website of Guillermo Curbera, Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the University of Sevilla.

 

José Ferreirós Domínguez

The personal website of José Ferreirós, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sevilla.