# David Fowler (mathematician)

**David Herbert Fowler** (28 April 1937 – 13 April 2004) was a historian of Greek mathematics who published work on pre-Eudoxian ratio theory (using the process he called anthyphairesis). He disputed the standard story of
Greek mathematical discovery, in which the discovery of the phenomenon of incommensurability came as a shock.

David Fowler | |
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Born | |

Died | 13 April 2004 Warwick, England | (aged 66)

Alma mater | Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge |

Known for | Greek mathematics |

Scientific career | |

Institutions | Manchester University University of Warwick |

Fowler was also the translator of René Thom's book *Structural Stability and Morphogenesis* from French (*Stabilité strukturelle et morphogénèse*) into English.

## ReferencesEdit

- Obituary in The Guardian, 3 May 2004 by Christopher Zeeman.
- Obituary in The Independent, 24 May 2004.

## External linksEdit

- Bibliography
- Book Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa of
*The Mathematics of Plato's Academy* - Memorial symposium organized in his honor at Warwick, 9 November 2004.