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Mathematical Collaboration Workshop II

April 7 - April 8

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This is a joint Arché-Oxford event, following up on the successful workshop Group Knowledge and Mathematical Collaboration held in Oxford in April 2017.

Mathematics is a deeply social discipline. The stereotype of the “lone genius” is one which does not fit the breadth and depth of mathematical work, which also features everything from one-on-one collaborations to massive collective efforts. Indeed, it is common for proofs of significant theorems to rely on work by many mathematicians working together and in parallel.

In this second edition, we will look at the social virtues that lead to good mathematics in such collaborative settings. We aim to draw on research in mathematical practice, social epistemology, sociology, ethnography and philosophy of science to answer questions about which features of our practices lead to successful and unsuccessful collaborations.


Confirmed speakers:

Stephen Crowley (Boise State University)
Benedikt Loewe (University of Hamburg/University of Amsterdam)
Ursula Martin (University of Oxford)
Katie McCallum (University of Brighton)
Alison Pease (University of Dundee)
Colin Rittberg (VUB Brussels)
Kamilla Rekvenyi (St Andrews)
Plus a panel discussion including Peter Cameron, Adam Dunn, Isobel Falconer, Louis Theran.


To register, please email Fenner at ft34@st-andrews.ac.uk Lunches will be provided. Please include any special or dietary requirements. A workshop dinner will be held, but not covered by the budget, though all are welcome to join. Please register your intention to attend that too.

This workshop is organised by Fenner Tanswell (St Andrews) and Josh Habgood-Coote (Bristol) .


April 7
April 8


Fenner Tanswell


Edgecliffe 104
University of St Andrews
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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