Symposium on the History of Mathematics: The Number Zero
19-20 March 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This video below way was created by Royal University of Phnom Penh first year media students. The video provides a nice summary of the events that took place in Phnom Penh during the two days of the international math symposium on the numeral ZERO.
Organized by the Department of Mathematics, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and the Cambodian Mathematical Society
The symposium on the role of the numeral zero in the history of mathematics will bring together researchers, scientists and scholars working in the fields of history of mathematics and mathematics education with the following objectives:
- gather certain specialists in history of mathematics to share and discuss the history of the numeral zero.
- provide Cambodian mathematics educators with knowledge of history of mathematics and its evolution.
- foster mathematics education in Cambodia, and establish networking nationally and globally.
- document work presented during the symposium for public dissemination.
- promote research of mathematics education in Cambodia.
Partial list of International Speakers
Amir Alexander, UCLA, USA
Gunnar Berg, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Bill Casselman, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jean G. Dhombres, CNRS, France
Kim Plofker, Union College, New York, USA
Marina Ville, Université François Rabelais, CNRS, France
Norman Wildberger, University of New South Wales, Australia
Local Organizing Committee
Hun Kanal, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Seam Ngonn, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Sok Lin, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Chan Sony, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Meas Len, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Ham Karim, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Mam Mareth, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Michel Waldschmidt, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France
Pierre Arnoux, Institute of Mathematics of Luminy, France
Chan Roath, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
Seam Ngonn, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sok Lin, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Chhit Wornnarith, Royal Academy of Cambodia, Cambodia
Kim Chamreounvuthy, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
Lin Mongkolsery, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Cambodia
Sim Tepmony, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Cambodia
International Organizing Committee
Debra Aczel, MIT, USA
Miriam Aczel, Imperial College London, England
Uk Solang, Switzerland
Michel Jambu, University of Nice, France
Brigitte Lucquin, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France