Mini-Conference on the History of Constructive Geometry


Title: Painters, Jesuits and conic sections

Speaker: Ad Meskens (Artesis Plantijn University College of Antwerp)

Time: 14:00

Title: Bolzano's early research on elementary geometry: equality, similarity and construction

Speaker: Davide Crippa (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

Time: 16:00

Title: In Newton's footsteps: ancient analysis and modern geometry in Chasles's construction of the cubic

Speaker: Ivahn Smadja (Université de Nantes) and Nicolas Michel (Utrecht University)

Time: 12:00

Title: Omar Khayyam's geometric solutions of cubic equations

Speaker: Jeanine Daems (Hogeschool Utrecht)

Time: 11:00

Title: Leibniz's (re)Construction of the notions of contact

Speaker: Sandra Bella (Laboratoire SPHERE, Université de Paris)

Time: 10:00

Title: Newton's geometrical constructions

Speaker: Viktor Blåsjö (Utrecht University)

Time: 15:00

Practical information

  • When: 18th June 2022. The session will start at 10:00 and finish at 18:00 (CET).
  • Where: Opzoomerkamer, Academiegebouw, Utrecht.
  • How: Participation is free and open. Please notify the organisers for planning purposes if you wish to attend.
Funding provided by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) OCENW.KLEIN.222.

Organising Committee

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