in Miesenbach, Lower Austria
between the valley of the Piesting and Puchberg am Schneeberg
from Sunday, May 16 to Saturday, May 22, 2004
Costs: appr. EUR 285 (per person, in a single room)
appr. EUR 250 (per person, in a double room)
(includes rooms with bath and toilet, all meals, transfer from and to the railway station, an excursion, and the volume of the meeting; for accommodation in a category A room add EUR 30)
Organization: Dr. Christa Binder
Institute for Technical Mathematics
Vienna University of Technology
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10/1141
A 1040 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 58801 11415
Fax: +43 1 58801 11499
The 7th Austrian Symposion on the History of Mathematics will take place one year before schedule in May, 2004. The reason is an accumulation of meetings planned for spring, 2005. Moreover, we have to abandon the village of Neuhofen an der Ybbs, as well, and replace it by Miesenbach, a small idyllic village between the valley of the Piesting (train station)* and Puchberg am Schneeberg (another train station)*, in a valley between the mountains Hohe Wand and Öhler. Nearby, there are many possibilities for hiking, such as an easy walk to a waterfall, and alpin climbing, and for sightseeing, as well. For instance, Miesenbach offers a museum dedicated to Friedrich Gauermann (an Austrian painter from the Biedermeier era), or you may visit the Mariahilferberg, a place of pilgrimage near Gutenstein, the Raimund memorial (Raimund was an Austrian author of popular plays) and many other places.
*) There is a possibility to have transportation organized from
Vienna Airport to Miesenbach. This minibus (8 persons max) costs EUR 95,-. That
may be a reasonable and much more confortable alternative to the train journey.
The price includes all meals from Sunday evening to Saturday morning (buffet breakfast, choice of menus at lunch and dinner), the transfer from the railway station, an excursion (probably with the rack-railway onto the Schneeberg), and the volume of the meeting. All rooms have shower, toilet, telephone and SAT-TV, the category A rooms are in a new building, they are bigger, and have a balcony. You may choose the category of the room on a first come, first serve basis.
I assume that for every historian of mathematics this year's theme, Jubilees opportunity or nuisance?, rings a chord. Now and then, we all are asked to give talks, or to contribute a paper, commemorating some anniversary, mostly of a birth or a death. Undoubtedly, many stimulations arise from such jubilees, while, at the same time, many other topics are neglected.
The talks should be between half an hour and one full hour — please state your wishes, I will try to make a schedule allowing plenty of time for discussions and breaks. As usual, there will be a volume of the meeting with short versions (5 pages approx) of each talk. Please send me the title of your talk and the short version till April 15th, 2004.
I will try to inform as many colleagues interested in the history of mathematics as possible, nevertheless I ask you to help me distributing this announcement. Please feel free to forward it to everyone who you think might be interested (or send me the names and addresses).
News will be distributed per email (preferred) or letter to everyone who replies in any form till end of January 2004. You may also check this website <http://wissenschaftsgeschichte.ac.at>.
Information on the hotel and the village may also be found on the internet <http://www.boersenhof.at>.
Opening and administrative remarks.
Wolfgang Breidert (Karlsruhe, Germany): Kant und die Mathematik.
Friedrich Katscher (Vienna): Die Geschichte der Multiplikation.
Lászlo Filep (Nyiregyhaza, Hungary): A new interpretation of Platos
Rita Meyer-Spache (Garching near Munich, Germany): 100 Jahre Frauenstudium offiziell - Mathematikerinnen seit Aristoclea, der Lehrerin des Pythagoras.
Harald Gropp (Heidelberg, Germany): Jubilees and calendars - Iranian and European calenders in comparison.
Seguie Demidov (Moscow): Die mathematische Gesellschaft in Moskau: eine der
ersten mathematischen Gesellschaften in Europe, 140 Jahre alt.
Lászlo Filep (Nyiregyhaza, Hungary) - Gabor Deszö (Cluj, Romania): Noted mathematicians of Franz Joseph University.
Milos Canak (Belgrade, Serbia): Über den Terzenaufbau der Akkorde.
Magdalena Hyksova (Prague, Czech Republic): Several milestones in the history
of game theory.
Jasna Fempl (Belgrade, Serbia): Belgrade mathematical school from the first part of the 20th century, including one Serbian mathematician of German origin.
Ulrich Reich (Karlsruhe, Germany): "Sicher feiern Sie den 500. Geburtstag des grössten Sohnes Ihrer Stadt ..." - persönliche Erfahrungen mit Jubiläen.
Herbert Pieper (Berlin, Germany): Netzwerk des Wissens und Diplomatie des
Wohltuns. Berliner Mathematik, gefördert von A.v. Humboldt und C.F. Gauss.
Christine Phili (Athens, Greece): 1837 - 1937: ein Jahrhundert der höheren Institutionen in Griechenland.
Exkursion by rack railway on the "Schneeberg" mountain, departure from hotel 12.45 AM.
Philip Davis (Providence, USA): The Decline, Fall, and Current Resurgence of
Visual Geometry: Mathematics is a multisemiotic enterprise.
Walter Purkert (Bonn, Germany): Felix Hausdorff - Aspekte seines Lebens und Werkes.
Milos Canak (Belgrade, Serbia): Über die Geschichte der mathematischen
Schachtheorie, II.Teil, Über die Anwendung der Graphentheorie auf das
Friedrich Katscher (Vienna): Die Gleichungstransformationen bei Cardano.
Klaus Barner (Kassel, Germany): War Fermat ein Humanist?
Renate Tobies (Kaiserslautern, Germany): 100-jähriges Jubiläum der ersten
ordentlichen Professur für angewandte Mathematik: Ein Blick auf Carl Runge.
Gerlinde Faustmann (Wiener Neustadt): Georg Vega (1754 1802), Jubiläen - Originaldokumente.
Herwig Saeckl (Regensburg, Germany): Ferdinand Lindemann: Lehren und Lernen
in der Mathematik (1904) - Vom Nutzen der Mathematikgeschichte.
Waltraud Voss (Dresden, Germany): Georg Helm - ein Dresdner Mathematikprofessor.
Karl-Heinz Schlote (Leipsig, Germany): Die Begründung des Theoretisch-Physikalischen Instituts in Leipzig.
Ludwig Danzer (Dortmund, Germany)
Detlef Gronau (Graz)
Edmund Hlawka (Vienna)
the Kohl-Eisenhauer couple (Switzerland)
Walter Kuba (Vienna)
Ma Li (accompanied) (Stockholm, Sweden)
Gerhard Lindbichler (Vienna)
Franz Pichler (accompanied) (Linz)
Michael von Renteln (accompanied) (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Peter Schmitt (Vienna)
Peter Schuster (Pöllauberg, Steiermark)
Nina Sirbu (Moldawia)
Hans and Gerlinde Wussing (Leipsig, Germany)
I am looking forward to welcoming you in Miesenbach this May,
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