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Adrian K. Yee, “The Rise of Nazi Mathematics”
April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us for our April colloquialism, in which Adrian K. Yee will be speaking:
Abstract: Ludwig Bieberbach and the journal Deutsche Mathematik: Ludwig Bieberbach was a prominent German mathematician during the Third Reich who was instrumental in establishing the distinctly German mathematics journal Deutsche Mathematik. My paper seeks to understand Bieberbach’s reasons for his racist journal, whether or not Bieberbach’s views were an extension of extant philosophical views about mathematical practice going back to the 19th-century, and to what extent the rise of Deutsche Mathematik was similar to the more famous Deutsche Physik racist movement of Nobel laureate Philipp Lenard and his acolytes.