Mathematics and Astronomy in India

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Mathematics and Astronomy in India

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by the History & Philosophy of Science Section

 

Speaker

Kim Plofker (Union College)

The research of David Pingree on the mathematical sciences of India spanned a period of about three thousand years and a range of topics from ritual geometry to Greco-Indian astrology to heliocentrism in early modern Indian astronomy. This talk will survey the history of Indian mathematical science in general, some highlights of its development and achievements, and the impact of David Pingree's work.