Mathematical History Course: From a Geometric Perspective

Time:19:20 - 20:55, Wed, 9/19/2022 - 12/12/2022

Venue:Venue: The Third Floor Class Room of West Building, Jinchunyuan. Zoom: 293 812 9202 PW: BIMSA

Speaker: Lynn Heller (Research Fellow)

Record: No

Level: Undergraduate

Language: English



In this course we look at the life and work of some of the most influential Mathematicians including David Hilbert, Felix Klein, Emmy Noether and Bernhard Riemann. The aim is twofold. On the one hand, we would like to introduce the historical figures and convey the flavor of how Mathematics were conducted at that time, on the other hand, I would also like to show how (in a possibly modern interpretation) their work continue to be influencial today. Along the way we will also be encountering some specifics of the German culture and in particular the different educational and academic system.

Lecturer Intro

I was born in Wuhan and grew up in the little German town Göttingen, which was home to an extraordinary amount of great Mathematicians (and Nobel prize winners) including all the Mathematicians discussed in the course.   I studied economics at the FU Berlin and Mathematics at TU Berlin from 2003-2007 and obtained my PhD from Eberhard Karls University  Tübingen in 2012.  Thereafter, I stayed in Tübingen as a Postdoc till I got a Juniorprofessorship in 2017 at the Leibniz University in Hannover.

Lecturer Email:

TA: Dr. Sangsan Warakkagun,

DATESeptember 9, 2022
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