Mathematics Wiskunde

Wednesday 29 May 2019

A Global History of Mathematics

Speaker: Dr Tomoko L. Kitagawa
Time: 16:15
Venue: Room 1006, Mathematical Sciences/Industrial Psychology

The 16th and 17th centuries saw various interactions of culture and knowledge in many parts of the world. As long-distance voyages became routine, mathematics contributed to the early stage of globalisation, facilitating a synchronisation and synthesis of knowledge. This talk highlights the interactions and transmission of ideas not only from Europe to East Asia but from East Asia to Europe (via South Africa).