THALES + FRIENDS is a not-for-profit organization based in Greece that works to bridge the chasm between mathematics and other forms of cultural activity.
To achieve its aims, THALES + FRIENDS works to create opportunities for interdisciplinary research and communication through lectures, discussions, publications and reading groups.
THALES + FRIENDS continues its activity with a series of interviews with leading personalities from different fields.
Through its initiative called “Meetings on the Bridge” – a reference to bridging the gap between mathematics and various forms of cultural activity – the organization presents an interview given by American historian of science and author Mr Loren Graham and the mathematician and author Mr Jean-Michel Kantor to author and mathematician Mr Tefcros Michaelides.
Loren Graham was born in 1933 in Indiana. He is an American historian of science and is considered the leading scholar of Russian science outside Russia. For nearly fifty years he wrote books and articles on this subject and taught at Indiana University, Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, where he is professor emeritus of the history of science and associate research fellow.
Jean-Michel Kantor was born in 1946. He is a French mathematician and historian of mathematics at the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu in Paris, a researcher and senior lecturer at the CNRS and a member of the literary journal “La Quinzaine Littéraire”.
Meetings on the Bridge
Scientific supervision: Tefkros Michaelides
Journalistic supervision: George Karouzakis