bruno belhoste is Professor of History of Science at the University of Paris 1. His
main research interest is the development of science in France in the eigh teenth and
nineteenth centuries. He is the author of Histoire de la science moderne de la Re naissance
aux Lumières (2016) and Paris savant. Parcours et rencontres au temps des Lumières (2011).
karine chemla is Se nior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Re-
search (cnrs), in the laboratory sphere (cnrs and University Paris Diderot), and the
Eu ro pean Research Council proj ect saw (Mathematical sciences in the ancient world)
( She focuses, from a historical and anthropology view-
point, on the relationship between mathe matics and the cultural contexts in which it is
practiced. Chemla published, with Guo Shuchun, Les neuf chapitres (2004). She edited
The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions (2012); Texts, Textual Acts and the
History of Science (with J. Virbel, 2015); and The Oxford Handbook of Generality in Mathe-
matics and the Sciences (with R. Chorlay and D. Rabouin, 2016).
caroline ehrhardt is Maître de conférences (associate professor) in the History
of Science at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint- Denis (France). Her research in-
vestigates the social and cultural history of mathe matics. She has worked on the history
of algebra in the nineteenth century and on the history of French secondary and higher
mathematics education during the modern and con temporary periods. Her publications
include Évariste Galois, la fabrication d’une icône mathématique (2011) and Itinéraire d’un
texte mathématique: les réélaborations d’un mémoire d’Évariste Galois au 19e siècle (2012).
fa-ti fan is the author of British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, Empire, and Cultural
Encounter (2003) and numerous articles on science in twentieth- century China and on
the global history of science. 
kenji ito is Associate Professor at sokendai (the Gradu ate University for Advanced
Studies), Hayama, Japan. The main area of his research is the history of physical sciences
and technology in twentieth- century Japan. Topics of his publications include the his-
tory of physics in Japan, cultural images of robots and A- bombs, and amateur videogame
culture in con temporary Japan. He is currently working on a biography of Nishina Yo-
shio and a book on the introduction of quantum mechanics into Japan.
evelyn fox keller is Professor Emerita of History and Philosophy of Science in the
Program in Science, Technology and Society at Mas sachusetts Institute of Technology.
She received her PhD in theoretical physics at Harvard University, worked for a number
of years at the interface of physics and biology, and then turned to the study of gender
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