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  • Joseph W. Dauben

  Joseph W. Dauben is a membre effectif of the International Academy of History of Science and a corresponding member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He has been editor of Historia Mathematica, an international journal for the history of mathematics, and chairman of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics. He is the author of Georg Cantor, His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite; Abraham Robinson: The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis, a Personal and Mathematical Odyssey; and most recently, 九章筭術 Nine Chapters on the Art of Mathematics. A Critical Edition and English Translation based upon a New Collation of the Ancient Text and Modern Chinese Translation (with GUO Shuchun and XU Yibao), in the Library of Chinese Classics published by Liaoning Education Press (2013). A graduate of Claremont McKenna College (A.B. '66) and Harvard University (A.M., Ph.D. '72), Professor Dauben has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and Clare Hall (Cambridge), and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Senior ACLS Fellowship. He is an honorary member of the Institute for History of Natural Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he was the Zhu Kezhen Visiting Professor in spring of 2005. In January of 2012 he received the Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize for History of Mathematics, conferred by the American Mathematical Society only once every four years in recognition of a career of outstanding contributions to the history of mathematics.