Certain Modern Ideas and Methods: A look at the history and philosophy of Charlotte Angas Scott

Start: 02/28/2018 - 4:15pm
End  : 02/28/2018 - 5:15pm


Jemma Lorenat (Pitzer College)


Charlotte Angas Scott was an internationally renowned algebraic geometer, the first British woman to earn a PhD in mathematics, and the chair of the Bryn Mawr mathematics department for forty years.  Through the 1890s, she often motivated her research as building geometric understanding.  Scott revisited the algebraic techniques of her contemporaries to provide graphical analyses, manipulate tangible objects, and show geometrical reality.  This talk will begin with an overview of the main contributions of Scott's career and then focus on her ideas around ontology and aesthetics as illustrated in her publications.  

Freeberg Forum, LC 62, Kravis Center, CMC

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