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Framing global mathematics

Tempat Terbit Cham, Switzerland
Penerbit Springer
Tahun Terbit 2022

EB00628K372.7 NOR fTersedia
Judul Seri
No. Panggil
372.7 NOR f
Cham, Switzerland : Springer.,
Deskripsi Fisik
xx, 384p., il.
Tipe Isi
Tipe Media
Tipe Pembawa
online resource
Info Detail Spesifik
Pernyataan Tanggungjawab

This open access book is about the shaping of international relations in mathematics over the last two hundred years. It focusses on institutions and organizations that were created to frame the international dimension of mathematical research. Today, striking evidence of globalized mathematics is provided by countless international meetings and the worldwide repository ArXiv. The text follows the sinuous path that was taken to reach this state, from the long nineteenth century, through the two wars, to the present day. International cooperation in mathematics was well established by 1900, centered in Europe. The first International Mathematical Union, IMU, founded in 1920 and disbanded in 1932, reflected above all the trauma of WW I. Since 1950 the current IMU has played an increasing role in defining mathematical excellence, as is shown both in the historical narrative and by analyzing data about the International Congresses of Mathematicians. For each of the three periods discussed, interactions are explored between world politics, the advancement of scientific infrastructures, and the inner evolution of mathematics. Readers will thus take a new look at the place of mathematics in world culture, and how international organizations can make a difference. Aimed at mathematicians, historians of science, scientists, and the scientifically inclined general public, the book will be valuable to anyone interested in the history of science on an international level.

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