Jan Hogendijk

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Jan Hogendijk
Born (1955-07-21) 21 July 1955 (age 62)
Leeuwarden, Friesland
Nationality Dutch
Alma mater University of Utrecht
Awards Otto Neugebauer Prize (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Utrecht
Leiden University
University of Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor Fred van der Blij
Gerald J. Toomer

Jan Pieter Hogendijk (born 21 July 1955) is a Dutch mathematician and historian of science. Since he 2005 is professor of history of mathematics at the University of Utrecht.

Hogendijk became a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.[1]

Hogendijk has contributed to the study of Greek mathematics and mathematics in medieval Islam; he provides a list of Sources on his website (below). In 2012, he was awarded the inaugural Otto Neugebauer Prize for History of Mathematics, by the European Mathematical Society, "for having illuminated how Greek mathematics was absorbed in the medieval Arabic world, how mathematics developed in medieval Islam, and how it was eventually transmitted to Europe."[2]

A bibliographyof Hogandijk's publications is included in his website.

Selected works[edit]

  • 1986: "Arabic traces of the lost works of Apollonius", Archive for History of Exact Sciences 35(3):187–253
  • 1987: "Observations on the icosahedron in Euclid's Elements", Historia Mathematica 14(2): 175–7
  • 1989: "Sharaf al-Din al-Tusi on the number of positive roots of cubic equations", Historia Mathematica 16(1):69–85
  • 1991: "Desargues’ Brouillon project and the Conics of Apollonius", Centaurus 34(1): 1–43.
  • 1994: "B.L. van der Waerden's detective work in ancient and medieval mathematical astronomy", Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde Vierde Serie 12(3): 145–58.
  • 1994: "Mathematics in medieval Islamic Spain", Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, pages 1568–80
  • 2008: "The Introduction to Geometry by Qusta ibn Luqa: translation and commentary", Suhayl 8: 163–221.


  1. ^ "Jan Hogendijk". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  2. ^ EMS Prizes 2012

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