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Volume 7, Issue 1, 2010, pp. 581–665
DOI: 10.4171/OWR/2010/12

Published online: 2010-09-01

Disciplines and Styles in Pure Mathematics, 1800-2000

David E. Rowe[1], Klaus Volkert[2], Pierre-A. Vuillermot[3] and Volker Remmert[4]

(1) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
(2) Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany
(3) Université Henri Poincaré, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
(4) 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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Rowe David, Volkert Klaus, Vuillermot Pierre-A., Remmert Volker: Disciplines and Styles in Pure Mathematics, 1800-2000. Oberwolfach Rep. 7 (2010), 581-665. doi: 10.4171/OWR/2010/12