Sabetai Unguru

Sabetai Unguru (Hebrew: שבתאי אונגורו‎, Shabtai Unguru; born 1 January 1931) is an Israeli historian of mathematics and science.

Sabetai Unguru
שבתאי אונגורו
Born (1931-01-01) January 1, 1931 (age 89)
Spouse(s)Yocheved Unguru
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Iași
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Academic work
DisciplineHistory of science
Sub-disciplineAncient and medieval mathematics, optics, natural philosophy[1]
InstitutionsTel Aviv University
Doctoral studentsLeo Corry

BiographyEdit

Sabetai Unguru was born in 1931 in Podu Iloaiei, Romania. He studied philosophy, philology, history, and mathematics at the University of Iași, before immigrating to Israel in 1961. He obtained his Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1970, and was an assistant and associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Oklahoma between 1970 and 1982.[2]

Unguru was appointed associate professor at Tel Aviv University in 1983, and became full professor in 1987. He served as Director of the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University from 1991 to 1997.[3]

Selected worksEdit

BooksEdit

  • Fried, Michael N.; Unguru, Sabetai (2001). Apollonius of Perga's Conica: Text, Context, Subtext. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-11977-2. OCLC 47056365.
  • Unguru, Sabetai, ed. (1991). Witelonis Perspectivae liber secundus et liber tertius: Books II and III of Witelo's Perspectiva. Studia Copernicana. XXVII. Wrocław: The Polish Academy of Science Press. ISBN 978-83-04-03086-2. OCLC 26586375.
  • Unguru, Sabetai (1989). מבוא לתולדות המתמטיקה [An Introduction to the History of Mathematics] (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defence Publications. ISBN 978-965-05-0420-5. OCLC 22495107.
  • Unguru, Sabetai, ed. (1977). Witelonis Perspectivae liber primus: Book I of Witelo's Perspectiva. Studia Copernicana. XV. Wrocław: The Polish Academy of Science Press. OCLC 873220431.

ArticlesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Unguru, Sabetai (1991). "Rewriting the History of Greek Mathematics" (PDF). Jahrbuch 1990/91. Berlin Institute for Advanced Study: 137.
  2. ^ "Unguru Sabetai". Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas. Tel Aviv University. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Past and present, the go-between: Writing on ancient mathematical texts". Philosophy, Science and the Sciences. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 2 February 2016.