TItle of talk: Towards an Intellectual Genealogy of Canadian Astronomers
Speaker: RIchard Jarrell, York University
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.