RASC Mississauga Centre Meeting

  • University of Toronto at Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5L 1c6

TItle of talk: Towards an Intellectual Genealogy of Canadian Astronomers

Speaker: RIchard Jarrell, York University

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Abstract: In the late 1990s, the American Mathematical Society launched a web-based Mathematics Genealogical Project which lays out intellectual “family trees” of mathematicians. Beginning with a particular mathematician, one can trace his or her line through teachers and students in both directions. The Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society is launching its own version, AstroGen. I will discuss the possibilities and problems based on the mathematicians’ experience and focus on Canadian astronomers and how we can construct their “family trees.”

The next meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will be held this Friday
 September 27 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto,
Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building


Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of the
Davis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until
you reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator,
follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the main
floor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.


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