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Series: Conference faite au Palais de la Decouverte le 6 Decembre 1947. Sm. 8vo. 15 pp. Printed wrappers. Very good. SERGESCU, Romanian mathematician, immigrated to France in 1946, played a role in separating the history of science from the history of mathematics. "But at the end of 1954 the death of Pierre Sergescu, former Rector of the Polytechnic of Bucharest, who had been at one and the same time the second Permanent Secretary of the Academy [International Academy of the History of Science] and the Secretary-General of the Union, made it impossible to escape any longer the difficulties that the union of powers in the hands of one man had concealed. Pierre Sergescu, a political refugee since 1950, had certainly been assisted in his admirable activity by the fact of his double office, but the extent to which he had devoted to his work, his own resources and his own wealth, had been unknown. He left behind him a situation that could not be prolonged into the future. To the extent that the International Union alone was master of a regular funding, it was inevitable that a certain number of activities should be transferred to the younger organisation which had hitherto taken place under the name and under the patronage of the Academy." â€“ See: Writing the History of Mathematics - Its Historical Development edited by Joseph W. Dauben, Christoph J. Scriba, p. 36-7.
Title: Le Developpement de l'idee de l'infini mathematique au XIVe siecle.
Publisher: Paris:, Universite de Paris, 1948.: 1948
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: BL3785