Brigitte Stenhouse

Research Student (Full-time)

 I am a PhD candidate in the History of Mathematics supervised by Professor June Barrow-Green, and kindly supported by an Open University PhD Studentship.

 My research focuses on the Mathematical Mind of Mary Somerville, a nineteenth-century mathematician, astronomer, and expositor of science. I am specifically researching her 1834 treatise on the differential calculus, entitled On the Theory of Differences. Although previously overlooked, this manuscript plays an interesting role in the dissemination of French analysis to Great Britain in the early 1800s.

I am also interested in the systematic exclusion of women from the mainstream scientific community in the nineteenth century, and subsequently how this affects the way their contributions are recognised and written about.

 I am the Teaching Assistant for the BO1.1 History of Mathematics Part B option at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

Associated with:

Pure Mathematics

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