Tom Archibald

I am a Professor in the Dept. of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University, where I was Chair from 2005-2010. I enjoy working here a lot; it is a great department. The picture above is getting old, but I don't really have a better one.

A CV is here.

I have been very lucky in recent graduate students. Most recently
I was on the committee of Gabriel Larivière's M. A. thesis in
Philosophy, which was supervised by Nic Filion of that department.
Gabriel did a very interesting study of aspects of Cauchy's work
in complex analysis.

My recent PhD student Jemma Lorenat finished in April 2015 and
now is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Pitzer College,
Claremont, California. Lorenat's work concerns the debates
concerning analysis and synthesis in early nineteenth-century
geometry in France and Germany. She was in a cotutelle arrangement
between SFU and the Universités Sorbonne - Université Pierre et
Marie Curie, Paris 6, where she was supervised by Catherine
Goldstein. The thesis is here.
Jemma won the Montucla Prize of the International Commission for
the History of Mathematics for the best article over a four-year
period by a junior scholar to appear in Historia Mathematica. At
present she is also an editor of the history pages in the *Mathematical
Intelligencer*.

I have one Ph. D. student, Brenda Davison. Davison is just
getting started; her MSc work concerned the early career of
G. H. Hardy.

I am proud to have been involved (Nils Bruin and Michael Monagan
were the senior supervisors) in a master's thesis by Steven
Kieffer on the history of computational algebraic number theory
from Hensel to Zassenhaus. You can see this here.

Four students have completed MSc theses:

Laura E. Turner, M. Sc. August 2007 on G. Mittag-Leffler.
(Available here.) Turner
obtained a PhD. at Aarhus University in Denmark and has just
received a position as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of
Mathematics at Monmouth University in New Jersey.

Marcus E. Barnes, M. Sc. Nov. 2007 on John Charles Fields.
Available here. Marcus works in
information technology at U. of T.

Menolly Lysne, M. Sc. June 2010 on P. S. de Laplace's relations
with D'Alembert and Lagrange, and his early work in celestial
mechanics and DEs. Menolly is currently teaching at the
secondary level in the Lower Mainland. Get the thesis here.

Brenda Davison, M. Sc. July 2010 on G. H. Hardy's early work,
available here. Brenda is currently a
Lecturer in our Department.