BSHM History of Mathematics Lectures

source: GreshamCollege      2013年11月29日
A series of lectures hosted by Gresham College and the British Society for the History of Mathematics. All information about the past and future lectures of this series can be found on the Gresham College website: www.gresham.ac.uk

51:37 The Grand Narrative of the History of Computing - Professor Doron Swade
A discussion of the core concepts of modern computing and their basis in history. Dr Doron Swade offers a new analysis of the history of computing, suggesting that instead of a linear progression from one phase to the next, it is better understood as a series of separate computational functions diverging and converging. Dr Swade goes beyond the analysis of the history of computing as moving from the Mechanical to the Electromechanical and then to the Electronic phase. Instead he argues that the history of computing is better understood as the diverging and merging of a series of streams which represent very separate computational functions or paradigms: Calculation, Automatic Computation, Information Management, Communication and the Electronic Information Age. This is the 2013 Gresham-BSHM lecture, tracing the origins of the core concepts of modern computing. The downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and... Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege
29:08 Alan Turing: The Founder of Computer Science - Professor Jonathan Bowen
49:06 The History of Computing in Colour - Professor Martin Campbell-Kelly
52:32 James Clerk Maxwell: The Greatest Victorian Mathematical Physicists - Professor Raymond Flood
42:36 Peter Guthrie Tait: A Knot's Tale - Dr Julia Collins
44:49 Lord Kelvin and the French 'F' Word: The Greatest Victorian Scientist? - Dr Mark McCartney
53:24 The Memoirs and Legacy of Évariste Galois - Dr Peter Neumann
48:49 Mathematical History: Triangular Relationships - Professor Patricia Fara
52:39 The Scientific Life of Ada Lovelace - Professor Ursula Martin
10 43:03 Hanna Neumann: A Mathematician in Difficult Times - Dr Peter Neumann
11 39:37 Hypatia: Sifting the Myths - Dr Fenny Smith
12 42:07 BSHM 2017, Zero is a Hero - Professor John D Barrow
13 40:29 BSHM 2017, Just Imagine! The Tale of i - Professor Raymond Flood
14 59:50 BSHM 2017, Pi and e and the most beautiful theorem in mathematics - Professor Robin Wilson

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