Disciplines and Styles in Pure Mathematics, 1800-2000

  • David E. Rowe

    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Klaus Volkert

    Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany
  • Pierre-A. Vuillermot

    Université Henri Poincaré, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
  • Volker Remmert

    Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany


This workshop addressed issues of discipline and style in number theory, algebra, geometry, topology, analysis, and mathematical physics. Most speakers presented case studies, but some offered global surveys of how stylistic shifts informed the transition and transformation of special research fields. Older traditions in established research communities were considered alongside newer trends, including changing views regarding the role of proof.

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David E. Rowe, Klaus Volkert, Pierre-A. Vuillermot, Volker Remmert, Disciplines and Styles in Pure Mathematics, 1800-2000. Oberwolfach Rep. 7 (2010), no. 1, pp. 581–665

DOI 10.4171/OWR/2010/12