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Dr Henk J.M. Bos (1940) is emeritus professor of History of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics at Utrecht University. He retired in 2005. He has published about Huygens' mathematical and scientific work, about the fundamental concepts of the Leibnizian infinitesimal calculus and and about Descartes' geometry. He published a monograph Redefining Geometrical Exactness : Descartes' Transformation of the Early Modern Concept of Construction with Springer (New York) in 2001. At present he is honorary professor in History of Mathematics (since 2008)  at the Department of Science Studies in Aarhus (Denmark). He is married (1998) to Professor Kirsti Andersen Dr. Sc., and lives in Aarhus, Denmark.  

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