Antoni Malet (born 23 February 1950) is a Catalan historian of mathematics. He is a professor of history of science at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.[1] His research interests are mostly in the history of mathematics and optics in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.[2]

Antoni Malet
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Antoni Malet (on the left) with Karine Chemla (middle) and Eberhard Knobloch (right), Oberwolfach 2009
Born (1950-02-23) 23 February 1950 (age 69)
Alma materPrinceton University
Scientific career
FieldsHistory of science
InstitutionsPompeu Fabra University
Doctoral advisorCharles Gillispie

Malet earned his Ph.D. in 1989 from Princeton University as a student of Charles Gillispie, with the thesis Studies on James Gregorie (1638–1675).[3]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • "From Indivisibles to Infinitesimals. Studies on Seventeenth-Century Mathematizations of Infinitely Small Quantities". Barcelona 1996.
  • "Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer (1912–1967)". Barcelona 1995.
  • with J. Paradís: "Els orígens i l’ensenyament de l’àlgebra simbòlica" (in Catalan). Barcelona 1984.
  • "James Gregorie on Tangents and the “Taylor” Rule of Series Expansions". Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Volume 46, 1993, 97–137.
  • "Mil años de matematicas en Iberia". In: A. Duran (Herausgeber): El legado de las matematicas. Universität Sevilla 2000, S. 193–224.
  • "Kepler and the Telescope". Annals of Science, 60, 2003, 107–36.
  • "Isaac Barrow on the Mathematization of Nature: Theological Voluntarism and the Rise of Geometrical Optics". Journal of the History of Ideas, 58, 1997, 265–287.
  • "Gregorie, Descartes, Kepler, and the Law of Refraction". Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, 40, 1990, 278–304.


  1. ^ "Antoni Malet : CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  2. ^ Paula Olmos. "Greek Science in the Long Run: Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th c. BCE-17th c. CE)" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  3. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Antoni Malet". Retrieved 2015-04-10.

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