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The History of Number Theory

Birkbeck, 21st May 2016

To register, click here.

This is the second of what we hope will be a regular annual Birkbeck conference organised by the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), and supported by the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics at Birkbeck.

Last year's conference, Symmetry and Groups (May 2015) was very successful with nearly 70 people registered to attend. We hope the 2016 event will be similarly popular.

This year's event will trace the study of number theory from its ancient origins to the present day. We are lucky to have a really exciting group of speakers. They are:

  • Simon Singh
  • Robin Wilson
  • Kevin Buzzard
  • Catherine Goldstein
  • Michalis Sialaros
  • Ben Fairbairn

Titles and abstracts will be placed here in due course, so watch this space!

Registration will be £5 for students, £10 for BSHM members and Birkbeck staff, and £20 for non-members. This will include tea/coffee and biscuits at break times, but not lunch, as we wanted to keep the registration fee to a minimum. There are numerous places to eat within easy walking distance of Birkbeck, including a coffee shop that sells sandwiches and snacks within Birkbeck itself.

Registration will be £5 for students, £10 for BSHM members and Birkbeck staff, and £20 for non-members. This will include tea/coffee and biscuits at break times, but not lunch, as we wanted to keep the registration fee to a minimum. There are numerous places to eat within easy walking distance of Birkbeck, including a coffee shop that sells sandwiches and snacks within Birkbeck itself.

To register, click here.

  • How to find Birkbeck: There are useful maps here. It is within walking distance of Euston station and several Tube stations and bus stops. The Transport for London journey planner may be useful.
  • Questions? Please email Sarah Hart (s.hart@bbk.ac.uk) with any queries.

Contact details

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7631 6437
Email: s.hart@bbk.ac.uk
Room: 753
Office Hours:Fridays 4:30 - 5:45

Professor Hart's inaugural lecture