Jens Egede Høyrup , often quoted in English as Jens Hoyrup (born October 22, 1943 in Copenhagen ), is a Danish mathematician.
Høyrup studied physics and mathematics in Copenhagen from 1962 to 1969 (also at the Niels Bohr Institute and in 1965/66 at the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris ), with a focus on theoretical physics. In 1969 he completed his studies (as a Danish cand. Scient.) With a thesis on theoretical elementary particle physics and was assistant professor (Danish adjunct ) for physics at the Danish Engineering Academy from 1971 to 1973 . From 1973 he was initially a lecturer and from 1989 lecturer (Danish docent ) for the history and philosophy of science at the University of Roskilde , most recently at the Institute for Philosophy and Theory of Science. In 1995 he completed his habilitation (Danish dr. Phil.). He has been professor emeritus since 2005. He lives partly in Rome . In 2004/05 he stayed at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. In 2008/09 he was the Sarton Chair of History of Science at Ghent University .
Høyrup is an internationally recognized expert on Babylonian mathematics (where, among other things, he wrote the corresponding contributions to the new edition of Pauly-Wissowa and the Cambridge History of Science). He also deals with other topics related to the history of mathematics, such as the Italian arithmetic tradition (abacus mathematics) of the Middle Ages and early modern times and its Islamic roots, but also with philosophical and sociological questions on mathematics and the history of science. He argues, for example, that the Babylonians' early arithmetic emerged from the process of state formation. With Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek, he also published a book on the relationship between mathematicians and war (military).
He is a member of the International Academy for the History of Science. From 1998 to 2006 he was a member of the Danish National Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science. He is co-editor of Historia Mathematica and Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques. Since the 1980s he has been a reviewer for the history and sociology of mathematics at Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt MATH . In 2013 he received the Kenneth O. May Prize .
- Lengths, widths and surfaces. A portrait of old Babylonian algebra and its kin , Springer 2002, doi: 10.1007 / 978-1-4757-3685-4
- with Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek (editor): Mathematics and War , Birkhäuser 2003, doi: 10.1007 / 978-3-0348-8093-0 , free download from the publisher
- the same: From Mathematics and War , Series Science and Peace, No. 1, Marburg, Association of Democratic Scientists, 1984
- the same: Mathematicians and war: an invitation to revisit , Mathematical Intelligencer, 2003, No. 3, pp. 12-25, doi: 10.1007 / BF02984843
- Editor with Peter Damerow : Changing views on ancient Near Eastern mathematics , Berlin contributions to the Middle East, Vol. 19, Dietrich Reimer 2001 (from a corresponding seminar at the Free University of Berlin since 1983)
- Jacopo da Firenzes Tractatus algorismi and early italian abacus culture , Science Network - Historical Studies Vol. 34, Birkhäuser 2007, doi: 10.1007 / 978-3-7643-8391-6
- Algebra and naive geometry: an investigation of some basic aspects of Old Babylonian mathematical thought , Altorientalische Forschungen , Volume 17, 1990, pp. 27–69, 262–354, doi: 10.1524 / aofo. 1922.214.171.124 , doi: 10.1524 / aofo .19126.96.36.1992
- Homepage with list of publications and online literature
- Biography on the occasion of the Sarton Chair ( memento from March 19, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ Jens Høyrup on prabook.com
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Høyrup, Jens Egede (full name); Hoyrup, Jens|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Danish mathematician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 22, 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Copenhagen|