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James Joseph Sylvester 1814-1897, and is under construction
Commemorative memorial service at the Balls Pond Road Reformed
Jewish Cemetery 11 am, 14 March, 1997 London, England.
"The Memory of a righteous person is a blessing to us all."
Present and reading at the ceremony:
Prof. Peter Goddard, FRS, Master
Prof. Ioan James, Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford
Prof. Karen Parshall, University of Virginia, and
biographer of James Joseph Sylvester.
Mr. Hugh Stewart, FIA Institute of Actuaries.
Prof. Wilfrid Hodges, Vice President London Mathematical
Prof. Alan Ryan, Warden New College Oxford
Prof Bill Richardson. President Mathematical Association
Prof. William Sylvester, University at Buffalo
Prof. Alain Enthoven, Stanford University, formerly
Assistant Secretary of Defense, US.
Dr. J.V. Field, President of The British Society for the
History of Mathematics.
Prof. John Fauvel, Open University
Prayers and the Kaddish were led by Rabbi Jacqueline
Tabick of the West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Street, which
That afternoon, starting at 3 pm, there was a programme at the University
Sir Derek Robert, Provost at UCL and J.V. Field President
BSHM offered words of welcome to the audience.
SYLVESTER THE LONDONER Adrian Rice (Middlesex University)
THE JEWISH EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND
JOHN D. KLIER (UCL)
SYLVESTER'S APPLIED MATHEMATICS Ivor Grattan-Guinness
SYLVESTER'S PURE MATHEMATICS Karen Hunger Parshall
(University of Virginia)
The above were, as indicated on Friday March 14.
Sylvester actually died on the next day March 15, and the exact centenary
was then on Saturday, March 15, 1997 at Oxford, with the following talks
beginning at 10am.
Ioan James (University of Oxford) James Joseph Sylvester
Hugh Stewart (Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries) Sylvester the
Adrian Rice (Middlesex Unversity) Sylvester's Social Circle.
John Fauvel (Open University. Sylvester at Oxford
Karen Parshall (University of Virginia) Mathematicians and the Broader
Culture: the case of J.J. Sylvester.
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