- Snapshots of modern mathematics
- Diderot Mathematical Forum 2013: “Mathematics of Planet Earth”
- Pierre de Fermat and Andrew Wiles in Czech Republic stamps
- Stefan Banach (March 30, 1892 – August 8, 1945)
- Diderot Mathematical Forums
- Guessing the Numbers
- What is mathematics for Ehrhard Behrends
- What is mathematics for Krzysztof Ciesielski
- The Three Ducks Trick
- What is mathematics for Franka Brueckler
Mathematics in foreign languages
Mathematics knows no national borders, and one is often called upon to converse about mathematics in a language that is not one’s native tongue.
To make this easier for you, we have gathered here some information on this topic:
- The Dictionary of Mathematical Concepts in European languages: How do you say ‘square root’ in Portuguese? Or ‘equation’ in Turkish?
- The Dictionary of Mathematical Symbols: How, for example, do you say ‘47/11’ in Italian?
- These dictionaries may be of help in understanding texts, but they do not equip one for speaking or writing mathematics in another language.
For those who wish to make themselves understood when English is concerned —today’s mathematical ‘lingua franca’—important information can be found here. Cf. also this short note on the correct use of the indefinite article (“a” or “an”?) in mathematics.
Cartoon: Bernd Pohlenz
Over time we shall assemble here additional aids for both passive and active language understanding. The following already exist:
- Croatian: Help for Croatian -> English
- French: The webpage http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~dpiau/howto.html is very helpful.
- Italian: Help for Italian -> English
- Polish: Help for Polish -> English
- Turkish: Help for Turkish -> English