It is not very surprising that mathematics, as one of the oldest endeavours
of the human intellect, has had a considerable influence on cultural evolution.
This fact, however, has nowadays very little influence on the development
of professional mathematics and on its perception by the general public.
It is intended that the talks presented at this Diderot Forum should help
to improve the interaction between mathematicians and society, by studying
its historical ramifications.
BERLIN
Organizers:Pr Jochen BRÜNING and Pr Eberhard KNOBLOCH
Programme
A. Frisius (Karlsruhe): ``Mathematisches Denken in der Neuen Musik"
G. Israel (Rome): ``Mathematization of economics: historical and
epistemological questions"
D. King (Frankfurt): ``Mathematics in the service of religion: the
case of Islam"
F. Kittler (Berlin): ``Buchstaben - Zahlen - Codes"
D. Nordon (Bordeaux): ``La math\'ematique et la langue"
I. Toth (Paris): `` De Interpretatione: Die Nichteuklidische Geometrie
- Ergebnis der Kommentare zu Euklid"
FLORENCE
Organizer:Pr Enrico GIUSTI jointly with
Florence Centre for History and Philosophy of Science Programme
F. Brüggen (Amsterdam): ``La musica ha buone ragioni"
F. Conti (Pisa): ``Communicare la matematica"
W. Jäger (Heidelberg): ``Mathematics and Biosciences: challenges
and perspectives"
S. Mazzullo (Ferrara): ``Matematica e industria: uno scambio culturale"
M. Mugnai (Florence): `` Pensare e calcolare"
P. Odifreddi (Torino): `` Mathematica in fabula"
KRAKOV
Organizer:Pr Andrzej PELCZAR
Programme
R. Duda (Wroclaw): ``Mathematics in the history of thought"
G. and M. Klimek (Uppsala): ``Mathematical visualisation"
M. Heller (Krakow): ``Conquests of Mathematics: from the motion
of projectiles to quantum vacuum"
A. Lasota (Katowice): ``Geometry and applications of Fractals"
T. Luczak (Poznan): ``Mathematics and Art"
A. Staruszkiewicz (Krakow): ``Mathematics of the fine structure
constant"
A round table in teleconference will be held on the afternoon
of June 5.