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Stieltjes Onderwijsweek: History of Mathematics
Monday, September 6
welcome and coffee 9:30
10:30 – 11:00 Jan Hogendijk (Uttrecht) on Omar al-Khayyam
11:15 – 11:45 Gerard Alberts & Teun Koetsier: Introduction of the week.
11:45 – 12:30 Gerard Alberts & Teun Koetsier: History of mathematics, why and how.
14:30 Basic data
Filtering data from the (secondary) sources. A coached first approach
Leading to the questions concerning the function and value of these data.
17:00 Round up of the first day
Tuesday, September 7,
morning program held at the University Library, Leiden in cooperation with the Scaliger Institute
From 9:00 welcome and coffee in the conference room (grote vergaderzaal) at the 2d floor of the University Library,
Witte Singel 27 (WSD- 1169) 2311 BG Leiden; http://ub.leidenuniv.nl/index_oud.html
9:30 P.G. Hoftijzer introducing the Scaliger Instituut.
9:45 – 10:15 Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis (Twente) on Huygens
10:15- 11:00 Jan van Maanen (Groningen) Mathematics of Gentlemen
11:00 Scaliger Institute: Huygens manuscripts;
with an introduction by André Bouwman
13:00 lunch in the city
14:30 Heroic legend
The first attempt at a full narrative, which may well turn out to be a heroic epic, naturally provokes questions
of import and context of the story (to be addressed the next two days).
16:30 Round up of the second day introduced by
Henk Bos (Utrecht) Getting the story finished; history as synthesis
Wednesday, September 8
9:30 – 10:00 Liesbeth de Wreede (Utrecht) on Snellius
10:15 Danny Beckers (Nijmegen) Mathematics in Learned Societies
11:00 Excursion to Museum Boerhaave or National Archives at Haarlem
Contextualising and focusing the story. Choosing a particular
perspective from which to rewrite the story.
17:00 Round up of the third day followed by an informal dinner in town.
Thursday, September 9
9:30 – 10:00 Stefan Röhle (Mainz) on De Sitter
10:15 – 11:00 Gerard Alberts, Teamwork: Mathematics as Organised Research
11:15 – 12:00 Jeremy Gray (OU), How and where to put the mathematics
As on Wednesday, plus finishing: interpretation and synthesis interrupted by lunch 13:00
17:00 Round up of the fourth day, with comments by Jeremy Gray
Friday, September 10
10:30 – 11:00 Dirk van Dalen (Utrecht) on L. E. J. Brouwer
11:00 – 11:30 Final preparations
11:30 – 13:00 Presentation of results: postersession and round table
Public Lecture to close the Stieltjes Week
15:00 Jeremy Gray (Open University UK),
Hilbert and the Göttingen community