First International Conference of the New Millennium

on the History of the Mathematical Sciences

20 - 23 December, 2001
Ramjas College, University of Delhi,
Delhi, INDIA

ORGANISERS: The Indian Society for History of Mathematics, Ramjas College, University of Delhi and other national institutions.

INVITED SPEAKERS: Abhilasha Aggarwal (UK), Ananda Prasad Pant(Nepal), Antonio Drago(Italy), Benno Artmann(Germany), Catherine Goldstein(France), Dana Schlomiuk (Canada), De G Young(Egypt), E Von Collani(Germany), Enrico Giusti(Italy), Frank Hawkins(USA), Frank Swetz(Philippines), George Gheverghese Joseph(UK), Guru Prasad Dhakal(Nepal), Ivor Grattan-Guinness(UK), Jasbir Singh Chahal(USA), Jose Maria Balmaceda(Philippines), K V Mardia(UK), Kamal Chanda(USA), Kenneth Williams(UK), Mariana L Ferreira(USA), Milogardner(USA), Mohammed Bagheri(Iran), Navin Singhi(USA), Prem Nath Bajaj(USA), Ravinder Kumar(USA), Ritu Gupta(Australia), Roland Duduchava(Georgia), Rolf Jeltsch(Switzerland), S Leela(USA), Saeed S Hashemi(Iran), Umberto Bottazzini(Italy), V Lakshmikantham(USA), Vitali Milman(Israel) and Volker Peckhaus(Germany), apart from a number of eminent mathematicians from the country.

FOCUS: The conference will cover all aspects of the history of mathematical sciences including mathematics, statistics, Operations Research and computer science and applications thereof to societal needs. In particular the conference will focus on the following areas:

1. General Histories, Source Books and Biographies of Mathematicians
2. Mathematics and indigenous Cultures of the World
3. Ancient Indian Mathematics
4. The Origin of Mathematics
5.Mathematics in 15th to 18th Centuries, Renaissance
6. 19th and 20th Centuries Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
7. History of Mathematics as a subject in Educational Curricula
8. Future Prospective

The academic sessions will consist of invited plenary talks and contributed paper presentations.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Papers covering topics pertaining to the above areas are invited for the conference. The authors are requested to submit the full version of their papers in the publishable form latest by October 1, 2001 along with the abstract. The Proceedings of the conference will be published.

LOCAL HOSPITALITY: Outstation participants will be provided free local hospitality including local accommodation, transportation and meals at the venue of the conference.

The Registration fee of US $200 for foreign participants and Rs.500 for participants from India is payable latest by 30th September 2001. All payments should be made either by a local Cheque or a Demand Draft drawn in favour of ICHM2001, Delhi and payable at New Delhi.

COMMUNICATION ADDRESS: All communications, including papers and payments, should be addressed to:

Professor Y P Sabharwal Organizing Secretary,
ICHM2001 Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Ramjas College, University of Delhi
Delhi 10007 INDIA

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