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1991 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Francisco, CA, January 1619, 1991
Meeting #863
Associate secretaries:
Andy R Magid, AMS amagid@ou.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics

Wednesday January 16, 1991, 1:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

1:15 p.m.
African origins of the mathematical sciences.
Abdulalim A. Shabazz*, Clark Atlanta University
(86301630)

1:50 p.m.
Genesis of the equation.
Barnabas Hughes*, California State University, Northridge
(86301114)

2:25 p.m.
Euler's contributions to the calculus.
V. Frederick Rickey*, Bowling Green State University
(86301661)

2:55 p.m.
Sophus Lie and the geometrical origins of the symplectic groups.
Thomas Hawkins*, Boston University
(86301224)

3:30 p.m.
The contributions of Hausdorff and Sierpinski to Cantor's continuum problem.
Gregory H. Moore*, McMaster University
(86301305)

4:00 p.m.
Abraham Robinson and World War II: The making of a mathematical logician.
Joseph W. Dauben*, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
(86301854)

4:35 p.m.
Hassler Whitney's lecture on the history of topology, given in Campinas.
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio*, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
(86301769)

Thursday January 17, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, II

7:00 a.m.
Women and mathematics at Cambridge in the late nineteenth century.
J. J. Tattersall*, Providence College
(86301130)

7:30 a.m.
The American mathematical community: 18911906.
Karen V. H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
Della Dumbaugh, University of Virginia
(8630137)

8:00 a.m.
Trends and traditions in collegiate mathematics: 19151990.
David E. Kullman*, Miami University, Oxford
(8630121)

8:30 a.m.
The philosophical views of Klein and Hilbert.
David E. Rowe*, Pace University, Westchester
(86301225)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics and Nazi politics: Three examples.
Sanford L. Segal*, University of Rochester
(86301206)

9:30 a.m.
Bourbaki for physicists? A glance at some unrealized projects (19341954).
Liliane Beaulieu*, University of California, Berkeley and College de Rosemont, Canada
(8630179)
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