History of Maths

A Brief History of Mathematics at LSE: part two 1988-1998

In a new mini-series, Norman Biggs gives us a brief history of mathematics at LSE. Norman is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mathematics at LSE and is also on Twitter: @norman_biggs

At the start of the academic year 1988-89 the Sub-Department of Mathematics had 6½ members. In addition to the newly-appointed professor, Norman Biggs, there were three long-standing members: Elizabeth Boardman (appointed […]

A Brief History of Mathematics at LSE: part one 1895-1987

In a new mini-series, Norman Biggs gives us a brief history of mathematics at LSE. Norman is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mathematics at LSE and is also on Twitter: @norman_biggs

When LSE was founded in 1895, Mathematics was not one of the foundation subjects. However, from the very start, Statistics was regarded as an important tool for […]

Norman Biggs – History of Mathematics: The LSE Course

Norman Biggs is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at LSE.  He is the author of 13 books and over 100 papers on Mathematics, and has also published in the fields of Numismatics and Metrology.  His latest book, “Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement, and Money” was released in February 2016.  Follow him on Twitter: @norman_biggs.

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Norman Biggs – Calculus on Clay?

Norman Biggs is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at LSE.  He is the author of 13 books and over 100 papers on Mathematics, and has also published in the fields of Numismatics and Metrology.  His latest book, “Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement, and Money” was released in February 2016.  Follow him on Twitter: @norman_biggs.

 

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