THE 2018 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE
As a commemoration of the end of the First World War, this event focussed on the theme of mathematics in war and peacetime.
The main speaker, Professor David Aubin spoke on Science Leaders under Fire: Stories about Mathematicians Killed in World War I, preceded by shorter presentations by Professor June Barrow-Green on Euler’s Work on Ballistics and by Professor Tony Royle on The Nature of Life for the Flying Mathematicians of the Royal Aircraft Factory During World War I.
David Aubin is Professor in the History of Science at Sorbonne Université and a member of the Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris rive gauche. His research interests include the relationship between science and war. With Catherine Goldstein, he has edited The War of Guns and Mathematics: Mathematical Practices and Communities in France and Its Western Allies in 2014.