Diderot Mathematical Forums     


The cycle of conferences "Diderot Mathematical Forum" features two conferences a year which take place simultaneously in three European cities exchanging information by telecommunication. Each cycle addresses three different aspects of mathematics: fundamental mathematics, applications of mathematics and the relation of both to society. This year's forum is devoted to



and will take place in



December 3-4, 1999


Organiser: José Francisco RODRIGUES (University of Lisbon)

Theme: "Mathematics and Music: historical aspects"

In collaboration with the Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM), through its "Seminário Nacional de História da Matemática", and with the Fundaçõ Calouste Gulbenkian. Partial support of the FCT and CMAF / University of Lisbon.

Contact: José Francisco Rodrigues e-mail: rodrigue@lmc.fc.ul.pt 

Web site: http://cmaf.lmc.fc.ul.pt/Events/Conferences/1999/Diderot/



Organisers: Gerard ASSAYAG (IRCAM) and Laurent MAZLIAK (University Paris 6)

Theme: "Mathematics and Music in the XXth century: a logical link?"

In collaboration with IRCAM - Centre Georges Pompidou, supported by CNRS.

Sessions: Mathematics in Logic and Logic in Music in the XXth century, Intuitive computations, Sub-conscious computations, Formal systems, Limits of formalisation.

Contacts: Gerard Assayag e-mail: Gerard.Assayag@ircam.fr  and Laurent Mazliak e-mail: mazliak@ccr.jussieu.fr 

Web site: http://www.ircam.fr/equipes/repmus/diderot99/



Organiser: Hans G. FEICHTINGER (University of Vienna)

Theme: "Mathematical and computational methods in Music"

In collaboration with the Austrian Mathematical Society, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Mathematische Zirkel der Universität Wien and the OECG.

The aim of this conference is to bring together mathematicians interested in or working on subjects of relevance to music, and musicians who make use of computational methods or would like to learn more about possibilities offered by mathematical approaches.

Topics: Synthesis, Analysis, Restoration, "Instrumental Optimisation", Coding of musical information, Mathematical models for musical sound or rhythm

Contact: Hans G. Feichtinger e-mail: hans.feichtinger@www.mat.univie.ac.at 

Web site: http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~moni/diderot/

For general inquiries concerning the Diderot Forums, contact: Mireille Chaleyat-Maurel e-mail: mcm@ccr.jussieu.fr 

Last updated: April 9, 2002

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