Table of contents

  1. Joshua Holden, Lana Holden
  2. Agostino De Rosa, Alessio Bortot
  3. Alexander Åström, Christoffer Åström
  4. Sylvie Duvernoy
  5. Urban Larsson
  6. Mårten Gulliksson, Magnus Ögren, Anna Oleynik, Ye Zhang
  7. Vincent J. Matsko
  8. Josephine Vaughan, Michael J. Ostwald
  9. Kyung-Ae Park, Jae-Jin Park, Ji-Eun Park, Byoung-Ju Choi, Sang-Ho Lee, Do-Seong Byun et al.
  10. Michael J. Ostwald, Michael J. Dawes
  11. Hyunyong Shin, Shilla Sheen, Hyeyoun Kwon, Taeseon Mun
  12. Tessa Morrison
  13. Annalisa Crannell
  14. Nithikul Nimkulrat, Tuomas Nurmi
  15. Lucio Cadeddu, Alessandra Cauli, Stefano De Marchi
  16. Gizem Karaali, Lawrence M. Lesser
  17. G. Mitchell Reyes

About this book


The goal of this Handbook is to become an authoritative source with chapters that show the origins, unification, and points of similarity between different disciplines and mathematics. Some chapters will also show bifurcations and the development of disciplines which grow to take on a life of their own. Science and Art are used as umbrella terms to encompass the physical, natural and geological sciences, as well as the visual and performing arts.
As arts imagine possibilities, science attempts to generate models to test possibilities, mathematics serves as the tool. This handbook is an indispensable collection to understand todays effort to build bridges between disciplines. It answers questions such as:
What are the origins of interdisciplinarity in mathematics? What are cross-cultural components of interdisciplinarity linked to mathematics? What are contemporary interdisciplinary trends? 

Section Editors:

Michael J. Ostwald, University of Newcastle (Australia)

Kyeong-Hwa Lee, Seoul National University (South Korea)

Torsten Lindström, Linnaeus University (Sweden)

Gizem Karaali, Pomona College (USA)

Ken Valente, Colgate University, (USA)

Consulting Editors

Alexandre Borovik, Manchester University (UK)

Daina Taimina, Independent Scholar, Cornell University (USA)

Nathalie Sinclair, Simon Fraser University (Canada)


Mathematics and architecture Mathematics and biology Mathematics and dynamical systems Mathematics and humanities Mathematics, art and aesthetics Mathematics and society Mathematics, history and philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Bharath Sriraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Mathematical SciencesThe University of Montana Dept of Mathematical SciencesMissoulaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Reference Module Computer Science and Engineering
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70658-0