Joint Mathematics Meetings AMS Special Session
Current as of Saturday, January 16, 2016 03:30:11
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA
January 69, 2016 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1116
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Gerard A. Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on The History of Mathematics

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on The History of Mathematics, I
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

2:15 p.m.
Geometry's Indisputability: From Hero to Hobbes.
Jacqueline Feke*, University of Waterloo
(1116011341) 
2:45 p.m.
The Vis Viva Controversy: a Tercentenary Celebration.
Lawrence A. D'Antonio*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1116011100) 
3:15 p.m.
Some Aspects of the History of the Cycloid.
Maria Zack*, Point Loma Nazarene University
(111601831) 
3:45 p.m.
75 Years of Apology: G.H. Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology.
Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabama
(111601688) 
4:15 p.m.
Wetzel's problem, Paul Erdős, and the continuum hypothesis: a mathematical mystery.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, Pomona College
(111601223) 
4:45 p.m.
Programming Before Computers.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(1116011688) 
5:15 p.m.
Visualizing a constructive cubic solution: Omar Khayyam meets Oliver Byrne.
Deborah Kent*, Drake University
(1116011659) 
5:45 p.m.
The Long Birth of Modern Algebra for Undergraduates.
Walter J. Meyer*, Adelphi U.
(1116011919)

2:15 p.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, II
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

8:00 a.m.
The Construction of Edmond Halley's 1701 Map of Magnetic Declination.
David R Bellhouse*, University of Western Ontario
Lori L Murray, University of Western Ontario
(111601314) 
8:30 a.m.
The inner imagination without sensory media: Jakob Steiner and the figure in geometry.
Jemma Lorenat*, Pitzer College
(111601349) 
9:00 a.m.
Cauchy's Work on Complex Analysis in the 1820s.
Craig Fraser*, University of Toronto
(1116011145) 
9:30 a.m.
Riemann's Model of Nobili's Rings.
Tom Archibald*, Dept. of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
(111601257) 
10:00 a.m.
Quadratic forms, Fermat's Last Theorem and Bernoulli numbers from Cauchy to Kummer (18301850).
Jenny Boucard*, Centre François Viète, Université de Nantes
(111601720) 
10:30 a.m.
Determining the Discriminant.
Fernando Q Gouvêa*, Colby College
Jonathan Webster, Butler University
(1116011128) 
11:00 a.m.
Some remarks on Dedekind and Weber's edition of Riemann's Gesammelte Werke.
Emmylou Haffner*, Archives Henri Poincare, Universite de Lorraine
(111601599)

8:00 a.m.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, III
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

1:00 p.m.
The Contributions to Mathematics of Piet Hein.
Toke Knudsen*, State University of New York at Oneonta
(1116011637) 
1:30 p.m.
Medieval Mathematics in Three Languages.
Victor J. Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(1116011326) 
2:00 p.m.
Francesco Maurolico and the problem of filling space with regular polyhedra (1529).
Veronica Gavagna*, Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno (Italy)
(1116011381) 
2:30 p.m.
Rheticus, Maurolico, and the Birth of the Secant Function.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
James Byrne, Quest University
(111601781) 
3:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of Thomas Harriot.
Janet L. Beery*, University of Redlands
(1116012431) 
3:30 p.m.
Discussion.

1:00 p.m.

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, IV
Tahoma 3, Tahoma Level Three, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Deborah Kent, Drake University

1:00 p.m.
The Effectiveness of Mathematics as Applied to Science.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(111601303) 
1:30 p.m.
What makes a student the "best"?
Della Dumbaugh*, University of Richmond
(1116011405) 
2:00 p.m.
Recognizing Ricci.
Judith R Goodstein*, Visiting Associate, Einstein Papers Project, Caltech
(111601510) 
2:30 p.m.
American Women Mathematics Doctorates, 19401959.
Margaret A.M. Murray*, University of Iowa
(111601526) 
3:00 p.m.
Polish Math House of the Interwar Period: Stefan Banach.
Andrzej Lenard*, San Diego, CA
(111601611) 
3:30 p.m.
"The first man whom you meet on the street": tracing back a wellknown quotation by Hilbert.
June BarrowGreen*, The Open University, UK
Reinhard SiegmundSchultze, University of Agder, Norway
(1116011491) 
4:00 p.m.
The "patriotic duty not to nationalize science": aspects of the internationalization of mathematics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Laura E Turner*, State University of New York at New Paltz
(1116012038) 
4:30 p.m.
Russian participation in the early International Congresses of Mathematicians.
Christopher Hollings*, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK
(111601264) 
5:00 p.m.
Making a Name in Midcentury Mathematics: Individuals, institutions, and the American reaction to Nicolas Bourbaki.
Michael J. Barany*, Princeton University
(111601228)

1:00 p.m.