Professor Jeremy Gray


Jeremy Gray is Professor of History of Mathematics. He was born in 1947, and studied mathematics at Oxford and Warwick University, where he took his doctorate in 1980. He has worked at the Open University from 1974, and became Professor of the History of Mathematics there in 2002. In 1996 he was a Resident Fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT, Cambridge, USA, and in 1998 he was an Invited Lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin.

He is also an Affiliated Research Scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Cambridge, and lectures one term a year on the history of mathematics at the University of Warwick.

He works on the history of mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuries, with a particular interest in complex function theory and geometry, and also on issues in the philosophy and social significance of mathematics, which he connects with the rise of mathematical modernism.

He is the author, co-author, and editor of thirteen books, most recently Janos Bolyai, non-Euclidean Geometry and the Nature of Space, Burndy Library, M.I.T., 2004, and is presently finishing two more. He has also written over 50 articles.