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Thursday, 29 October 2015, 4:00PM - 4:40PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Hypatia: Sifting the Myths

Dr Fenny Smith

THE 2015 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE

The afternoon will contribute to the appreciation of Ada Lovelace by bringing together papers on women mathematicians working in very different times.

The main speaker, Professor Ursula Martin, will discuss The Scientific Life of Ada Lovelace, preceded by shorter presentations by Dr Fenny Smith on Hypatia: Sifting The Myths and Dr Peter Neumann on Hanna Neumann: A Mathematician in Difficult Times.

There will be a short break at 5.30pm

Ends at 7pm

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Dr Fenny Smith is an independent scholar in Italian Renaissance algebra, with associated knowledge of ancient and medieval numerical notation and arithmetic techniques.

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29 October 2015

Hypatia: Sifting the Myths
Dr Fenny Smith

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