International Conference on History of Mathematics in Memory of Seki Takakazu (1642?-1708)

Invited Speakers

Karine Chemla (CNRS, France),
Feng Lisheng 馮立昇 (Tsinghua Univ. Beijing),
Guo Shirong 郭世栄 (Inner Mongoria Normal Univ.),
Guo Shuchun 郭書春 (History of Natural Science, CAS),
Ha Huy Khoai (Inst. Math., Hanoi),
Ikeyama Setsuro 池山説郎 (Kyoto Sangyou Univ),
Jochi Shigeru 城地茂 (National Kaohsiung First Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Taiwan),
Kawahara Hideki 川原秀城 (Univ. Tokyo),
Kim Yong Woon 金容雲 (Hanyang Univ., Seoul),
Eberhard Knobloch (Technische Univ. Berlin),
Kobayashi Tatsuhiko 小林龍彦 (Maebashi Inst. Tech.),
Komatsu Hikosaburo 小松彦三郎 (Univ. Tokyo),
Li Wenlin 李文林 (Math. & Systems Sci., CAS),
Liu Dun 劉鈍 (History of Natural Science, CAS),
Luo Jianjin 羅見今 (Inner Mongoria Normal Univ.),
Majima Hideyuki 真島秀行 (Ochanomizu Univ., Tokyo),
Matumoto Takao 松本堯生 (Hiroshima Univ.),
Morimoto Mitsuo 森本光生 (Tokyo),
Muroi Kazuo 室井和夫 (Kawai Juku, Sendai),
Ogawa Tsukane 小川束 (Yokkaichi Univ.),
Qu Anjing 曲安京 (Northwest Univ,. Xi'an),
Sato Ken'ichi 佐藤健一 (Wasan Inst., Tokyo),
Sugimoto Toshio 杉本敏夫 (Tokyo),
Takenouchi Osamu 竹之内脩 (Osaka),
Tsuchikura Tamotsu 土倉保(Sendai),
Alexei K. Volkov (Tsinghua Univ. Taiwan),
Xu Zelin 徐澤林 (Tianjin Normal Univ.)

There will be some additional 30 minutes lectures. All lectures are in English except for the IntroductoryLectures, and Prof. Kim's lecture in Japanese on 25th, and some lectures in Japanese on 31st.

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Main Topics

Seki Takakazu, his life and bibliography. Chinese mathematics and calendrical science which may have influenced Seki. Main achievements by Seki Takakazu and his pupils Takebe brothers. Seki's surroundings and especially those who lived in Kyoto and Osaka. Contemporary mathematics in China and vicinities. Contemporary mathematics in Europe. Influence of European mathematics on China and Japan. Comparison with ancient mathematics. Raisons d'etre of these mathematics.

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 Organizers

Mathematical Society of Japan and the Society of History of Japanese Mathematics host the Conference under the sponsorship of the Inoue Foundation for Science, the Tokyo Club and the Japan-China Science and Technology Exchange Association. It is also supported in part by JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) No. 20540107.

Organizing Committee: Henk Bos (Utrecht), Karine Chemla, Annick Horiuchi, Kawahara Hideki, Eberhard Knobloch, Komatsu Hikosaburo, Liu Dun and Yano Michio (Kyoto).

Local Committee: Masuda Kazuhiko, Sato Ken'ichi, Sekine Keitaro and Shimizu Katsuhiko.

Registration is required to participate in all activities of the conference and to receive the Proceedings later. Please apply in advance on Registration and pay the registration fee 20,000yen at the registration desk in the Hall. However, if a vacancy is available on cite, one may attend lectures without registration.