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Volume 8, Issue 4, 2011, pp. 2891–2961
DOI: 10.4171/OWR/2011/51

Published online: 2012-07-25

Emigration of Mathematicians and Transmission of Mathematics: Historical Lessons and Consequences of the Third Reich

June E. Barrow-Green[1], Della Dumbaugh[2], Joachim Schwermer[3] and Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze[4]

(1) Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
(2) University of Richmond, United States
(3) Universit├Ąt Wien, Austria
(4) University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

This conference provided a focused venue to explore the intellectual migration of mathematicians and mathematics spurred by the Nazis and still influential today. The week of talks and discussions (both formal and informal) created a rich opportunity for the cross-fertilization of ideas among almost 50 mathematicians, historians of mathematics, general historians, and curators.

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Barrow-Green June, Dumbaugh Della, Schwermer Joachim, Siegmund-Schultze Reinhard: Emigration of Mathematicians and Transmission of Mathematics: Historical Lessons and Consequences of the Third Reich. Oberwolfach Rep. 8 (2011), 2891-2961. doi: 10.4171/OWR/2011/51