CECM Colloquium

**Wednesday November 14, 2001
in K9509, SFU
**

3:30 - 4:30

Terry Stanway

CECM

**Title:**
"Mathematical Knowledge and the Mathematical Community in the Morse Galaxy."

**Abstract:**
This presentation concerns changing needs and expectations in the way mathematics is pra
cticed and communicated. The time frame is mainly the early twentieth century to the pr
esent and the scope is all activity that can be considered to fall under the purview of
the mathematical community. Unavoidably, the idea of a mathematical community is confro
nted; what it means to claim ownership in this community and how knowledge management pr
actices effect the community. Finally, a description of an extendable mathematical tex
t-based database which can be used to manage user defined forms of mathematical knowledg
e is presented.

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