Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics

  • Ehrhard Behrends
  • Nuno Crato
  • José Francisco Rodrigues

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. National Experiences

  3. Exhibitions and Mathematical Museums

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Albrecht Beutelspacher
      Pages 101-108
    3. Manuel Arala Chaves
      Pages 109-134
    4. Ana Maria Eiró, Suzana Nápoles, José Francisco Rodrigues, Jorge Nuno Silva
      Pages 135-153
    5. Andreas Daniel Matt
      Pages 167-185
  4. Popularisation Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Ehrhard Behrends
      Pages 189-196
    3. Mireille Chaleyat-Maurel
      Pages 215-228
    4. Krzysztof Ciesielski, Zdzisław Pogoda
      Pages 229-240
    5. João Fernandes, Carlos Fiolhais, Carlota Simões
      Pages 241-254
    6. Steen Markvorsen
      Pages 255-267
  5. Popularisation—Why and How

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Barry Cipra
      Pages 331-337
    3. Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen
      Pages 387-396
    4. António Machiavelo
      Pages 397-408

About this book


This collective book aims to encourage and inspire actions directed towards raising public awareness of the importance of mathematical sciences for our contemporary society in a cultural and historical perspective. Mathematical societies, in Europe and around the world, can find ideas, blueprints and suggestions for activities – including concerted actions with other international organizations – directed towards raising public awareness of science, technology and other fields where mathematics plays a strong role. The material is divided into four parts:
• National experiences
• Exhibitions / mathematical museums
• Popularization activities
• Popularization: why and how?


Europan Mathematical Society Mathematical museum Mathematics Public awareness

Editors and affiliations

  • Ehrhard Behrends
    • 1
  • Nuno Crato
    • 2
  • José Francisco Rodrigues
    • 3
  1. 1., Fachbereich Mathematik und InformatikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Inst. Superior de Economia e Gestão, Depto. MatemáticaUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.CMAFUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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