Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Euler's Disciples

Information about Euler's "Disciples" (eight scholars who worked closely alongside Euler) is now available, linked from the "Life of Euler" page.

If anyone has additional information about any of the individuals listed as one of Euler's Disciples, please let us know! You can send information through the form on the "Contact Us" page at the Euler Archive.

Introductio now available in German

The 1885 German edition of Euler's Introductio (E101B^3) is now available on the Euler Archive. Ed Sandifer found this edition and sent us copies, and Alison Setyadi scanned and formatted it for the Archive.
This German edition nicely complements the links we already have to the Latin and French editions on the Gallica pages. These three languages are the only ones into which Enestrom reported E101 being translated. A reader could now purchase Blanton's English translation, and then, together with the Archive, have a copy of all four of the Introductio's translations.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Euler's Family Tree

You can now find information about Euler's children and grandchildren on the Archive; follow the link from the "Life of Euler" page.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Euler Birthday Events!

There will be a special session, titled "History of Mathematics on Leonhard Euler's Tercentenary", at the Spring 2007 Eastern AMS Section meeting, in Hoboken, New Jersey, on April 15th. See for additional details.

Dominic Klyve has been invited to give a special lecture at the Consulate of Switzerland / SHARE in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 16th, 2007. See for additional details.

Lee Stemkoski has been invited to give a special lecture at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C., on April 16th, 2007. See for additional details.

Updates at the Euler Archive

With Euler's 300th birthday less than two weeks away, it is time for some Euler Archive updates! For today: on the "Life of Euler" page, be sure to check out the interactive timeline and the image gallery pages.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

In the News: The Russian Academy of Sciences

There is an interesting article in today's Washington Post on the Russian Academy of Sciences. It seems that the age-old conflict between the academicians and their political leadership has arisen once again. In Euler's time, the Academy faced similar conflicts, most significantly in the aftermath of the 1741 revolt against the Leopoldovna regency. See our St. Petersburg page for details.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Publication Search

One of the Archive's search options is by publication. In addition to finding a particular Euler article or book, you can also find links to the St. Petersburg and Berlin Journal pages. Both journal series underwent numerous changes, often in concert with political changes of the time. Consequently, the name of a journal may have changed over time. On these pages, we describe how and when these changes progressed.

Also note that most journals have their own pages, and some have a brief description as well. While these descriptions are not complete, we hope to complete this project in the near future.