We conclude this survey with a call to action. As evidenced above, Euler’s papers are numerous, varied, important, and largely untranslated. We continue to believe strongly that the act of translating Euler’s works is beneficial for both the translator and for the mathematical community as a whole. An announcement of a new goal was recently made at a meeting of the Euler Society:
the complete translation of Euler’s works into English by 2033, the 250th anniversary of his death.
To accomplish this objective, we need to produce about 32 new translations per year for the next 22 years. Clearly this goal cannot be achieved without the efforts of many people working together, and the Euler Archive stands ready to serve as a guide, a resource, a publication venue, and a source of encouragement for those willing to join us in this great work. Share this goal with your colleagues and students, choose an article, and join the effort!
Dominic Klyve and Lee Stemkoski founded the Euler Archive in 2002 while they were graduate students at Dartmouth College. Klyve earned his Ph.D. in 2007 and is now an assistant professor of mathematics at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Stemkoski earned his doctorate in 2006 and is assistant professor of mathematics at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Erik Tou, assistant professor of mathematics at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, assisted with the Archive while a graduate student at Dartmouth and is now Chief Historian for the Euler Archive. He earned the Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 2007.