Mathematics and Physics in Cuba Before 1959: A Personal Recollection

  • José AltshulerEmail author
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the formal inauguration of the Republic of Cuba (May 20, 1902), the then Historian of the City of Havana, Emilio Roig de Leuchsenring, decided to publish a memorial volume which would include various special studies on the progress made in the country during the preceding half century with regard to specific aspects of national collective life. The volume, entitled Facetas de la vida de Cuba republicana, 1902–1952 (Facets of Life in Republican Cuba, 1902–1952) appeared in print in 1954. Its publication was delayed—as Roig explained in his prologue, somewhat cryptically—“due to causes beyond our control or of that of the Cuban writers to whom we entrusted the preparation of the said studies.” Needless to say, the causes referred to were none other than those derived from the atmosphere of political unrest in the country after the military coup staged in March 1952 by former strongman, General Batista.


Military Coup Political Unrest Physic Subject Complex Variable Function Republican Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cuban Society for the History of Science and TechnologyHavanaCuba

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