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Two postdoctoral positions in the history of geometry, Berlin (Germany)

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Research Group on Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space (Director: Vincenzo De Risi ) seeks two Post-doctoral Fellows for positions from one to six months beginning at any time in 2014. The Research Group is also accepting proposals for non-funded visiting positions.

Research projects should concern the history of geometry, the history of mathematical epistemology or the history of the concept of space from the Ancient to the Early Modern Age. Possible topics include: The history of elementary geometry and Euclid?s Elements in Antiquity and the Renaissance. The philosophy of mathematics from Antiquity to the 18th century. The conception of space from Descartes to Kant. The beginnings of projective geometry. Optics and the theory of vision.

Applications must be received before 6 January, 2014. For more information, see http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/news/jobs.html#0021.

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