David Fowler (mathematician)
|Born||28 April 1937|
|Died||13 April 2004 (aged 66)|
|Alma mater||Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge|
|Known for||Greek mathematics|
University of Warwick
David Herbert Fowler (28 April 1937 – 13 April 2004) was a historian of Greek mathematics who published work on pre-Eudoxian ratio theory (using the process he called anthyphairesis). He disputed the standard story of Greek mathematical discovery, in which the discovery of the phenomenon of incommensurability came as a shock.
Fowler was also the translator of René Thom's book Structural Stability and Morphogenesis from French (Stabilité strukturelle et morphogénèse) into English.
- Obituary in The Guardian, 3 May 2004 by Christopher Zeeman.
- Obituary in The Independent, 24 May 2004.