History of Mathematics at St Andrews


Edmund Robertson and John O'Connor have added a new African section to MacTutor, with information on 623 Africans with mathematical PhDs, full biographies for 34 (including 14 women), dedicated African indices and an interactive map.

Isobel Falconer contributed to BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time - Kinetic Theory" on 23 May.

6-8 July 2020, St Andrews will be hosting the joint meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics and Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques.

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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