History of Mathematics at St Andrews


Professor Danny Otero from Xavier University, Cincinnati will be visiting us from January to April 2019, supported by the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

Dr Daniel J. Mitchell, from the University of Aachen, will be visiting for a week at the end of April 2019, supported by the London Mathematical Society.

History of Mathematics

St Andrews is a renowned centre for the study of the History of Mathematics.

The group is based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and runs the well-known MacTutor History of Mathematics website

Group members include:

We have graduated a number of PhD students in this area

St Andrews runs a popular undergraduate course on the History of Mathematics. There is also a more advanced course which can be taken by MMaths and MPhil students.

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