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Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics


A seminar of faculty from colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, with a shared interest in the history of mathematics. The seminar meets monthly during the academic year. Usually the seminar meets at 6:00 p.m. on a Thursday evening at Villanova University for a light meal, conversation and a presentation.

Established January 2001 for persons in the greater Philadelphia area to

· share our common interest in history of mathematics,

· encourage one another in our research efforts,

· offer a forum for reporting on work in progress..



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January 18, 2007. Jeff Suzuki, Brooklyn College. TBA

February 15, 2007. Lawrence D'Antonio, Ramapo College of New Jersey . "Euler’s Contributions to Diophantine Analysis."

March 15, 2007. Dave Richeson, Dickenson College. "Euler's polyhedron formula: a prehistory of topology."

April 19, 2007. Florence Fasanelli, AAAS. "Portraits of Euler: the provenance of those made when Euler sat for artists and other images."

"Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics," Convergence (January 2007)