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International Congress of Mathematicians


The International Congress of Mathematicians meets August 22-30, 2006 in Madrid, Spain.  For general information on the Congress, click here

The History of Mathematics is section 20 of the Congress.  There are two invited addresses in that section.  For abstracts of the talks, click here and follow the links.

Leo Corry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel:  On the origins of Hilbert's sixth problem: physics and the empiricist approach to axiomatization (Thursday, August 24, 18:00-18:45)

Niccolò Guicciardini, Università di Siena, Siena, Italy:  Method versus calculus in Newton's criticisms of Descartes and Leibniz (Saturday, August 26, 17:00-17:45)

The Short Communications in section 20 are listed below.  For abstracts of the talks, click here and follow the links.

Musa Akrami, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Menelaus' theorem from Bûzajânî and Abû Nasr Irâq to Tûsî
Friday, August 25, 18:10-18:30

Roger Baker, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Trigonometric series from 1855 to 1876
Friday, August 25, 19:20-19:40

Eric Barbazo, IREM, Talence, France
The role of the association of mathematics teachers in the creation of the research institutes in mathematics (IREM) in France in 1969. 1955-1975: modern mathematics and the major transformations of mathematics education in high school  curricula.
Thursday, August 24, 17:15-17:35

Ari Belenkiy, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Newton and regression analysis
Saturday, August 26, 15:15-15:35

Harry B. Coonce, North Dakota State University, Vernon Center, USA
The genealogy project at 100,000
Saturday, August 26, 18:10-18:30

Gregg Deyoung, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Numerical examples in manuscripts of Euclid's elements
Friday, August 25, 19:40-20:00

Luis Español González, Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño, Spain
1931: a Spanish book on summability by Julio Rey Pastor
Saturday, August 26, 19:20-19:40

Mauro García Pupo, University of Holguin, Holguin, Cuba
Filiations and ruptures with the redundancy in the mathematics and the computer sciences
Thursday, August 24, 16:05-16:25

Livia Giacardi, Università di Torino, Torino, Italy
Castelnuovo, Enriques and the influence of Klein on Italian mathematics teaching
Saturday, August 26, 18:30-18:50

S. Moghtada Hashemiparast, K. N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Iranian cryptography in the middle ages
Saturday, August 26, 16:05-16:25

Snezana Lawrence, St. Edmund's Catholic School / British Society for the History of Mathematics Education Section Editor, Dover, UK
Alternatives to descriptive geometry - history of a french geometrical technique in England
Saturday, August 26, 19:40-20:00

Erika Luciano, Università di Torino, Torino, Italy
At the origins of functional analysis: Peano and Gramegna on ordinary differential equations
Saturday, August 26, 16:25-16:45

Aleksandar Nikoliæ, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Mathematician Vojislav G. Avakumoviæ (1910-1990)
Saturday, August 26, 14:55-15:15

Elena Prestini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
Harmonic analysis in the history of science and technology
Saturday, August 26, 16:55-17:15

Paolo Rocchi, IBM, Roma, Italy
Historical notes upon the origin of the probability argument
Thursday, August 24, 17:35-17:55

A. Latif Samian, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
Nature in Newton's philosophy of mathematics
Thursday, August 24, 16:25-16:45

Anastasia Tsigoni, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
The factors of the mathematical studies in the enslaved Greece and Ottoman empire (1455-1821)
Saturday, August 26, 17:15-17:35

Piedad Yuste, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
Geometry in the ancient Babylon. A possible interpretation of tablet YBC 8633
Thursday, August 24, 16:55-17:15

There are also four poster presentations in the History section.  For abstracts of these, click here.


M. Carmen Escribano Ródenas, Universidad San Pablo-CEU, Madrid, Spain
Historical evolution of generalized criteria in the multiple criteria decision making
Tuesday, August 29, 17:00-18:00

Rafael Lahoz Beltra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Reconstruction of historical calculus and simulations using retrocomputing techniques: the 'box-accumulator rule'
Tuesday, August 29, 17:00-18:00

M. Ángeles Martínez García, Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño, Spain
Spanish doctorate in exact sciences between 1900 and 1931
Tuesday, August 29, 17:00-18:00

Karin Verlest, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
Zeno's paradoxes: a cardinal problem
Tuesday, August 29, 17:00-18:00

"International Congress of Mathematicians," Loci (July 2006)