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Math historian Van Brummelin to lecture at Union Oct. 4

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 29, 2011 – Mathematics historian Glen Van Brummelin will be the featured speaker for Union University’s third annual Mathematics Lecture Series Oct. 4.

Van Brummelin, who serves as a mathematics tutor at Quest University Canada, is the past president and current vice president of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics. He was a senior fellow at the Dibner Institute for History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the author of “The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry.”

Van Brummelin will speak Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Harvey Auditorium, located in the Barefoot Student Union Building, on Mathematics Across Cultures: How Can Worldview Affect Mathematics?”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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