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500th anniversary of the publication

September 28, 2009

Workshop: Alvarus Thomas: reopening the Liber de triplici motu (1509). 500th anniversary of the publication, Lisbon 2009 (Organizer: CIUHCT-UL/UNL, Lisbon)

Introduction by H. Leitão at the workshop (Venue Faculty of Sciences, Campo Grande, Lisboa)

Introduction by H. Leitão at the workshop (Venue Faculty of Sciences, Campo Grande, Lisbon)

  • 9:30 Welcome
    Samuel Gessner and Henrique Leitão
  • 10:00
    Putting Alvarus Thomas on the map

    Henrique Leitão (CIUHCT/Universidade de Lisboa)
  • 10:45
    Alvarus Thomas as a missing link between scholastic and early modern science: The case of Thomas Harriot’s work on motion

    Matthias Schemmel (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin)
  • 11:30 Coffee break
  • 12:00
    Liber de triplici motu: The transformation of a text
    Stefan Paul Trzeciok (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin)
  • 12:45 Discussion
  • 13:00 Lunch break
  • 14:30
    Les réponses d’Alvarus Thomas aux questions que pose la théorie des rapports au Moyen Âge
    Sabine Rommevaux (CNRS, Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours)
  • 15:15
    Alvarus Thomas and the summation of series
    Carlos Correia de Sá (Departamento de Matemática Pura da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto e Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto)
  • 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:30
    Understanding Alvarus Thomas in 1914 and today: lessons from a reading of Wieleitner’s study of the Liber de triplici motu
    Samuel Gessner (CIUHCT/Universidade de Lisboa)
  • 17:15 Final discussion
  • 17:30 Conclusion

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