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Christoph J. Scriba (1929-2013)

Christoph J. Scriba
born October 6, 1929
died July 26, 2013

Scriba studied at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and received his PhD 
for a thesis with the title "James Gregorys fruehe Schriften zur 
Infinitesimalrechnung" in 1957.

Scriba taught at the University of Kentucky, the University of Massachusetts 
and at the University of Toronto from 1959 to 1962. From 1969 to 1975 he was 
Professor of History of Mathematics in Berlin; from 1975 until his retirement 
in 1995, he was Professor Professor of History of Science and Mathematics at 
the University of Hamburg and Director of the Institute for History of Science.

Scriba was on the Executive Committee of the ICHM (International Commission on 
the History of Mathematics) and its president from 1977 to 1985.

He was a member of Jungius-Gesellschaft, the Leopoldina, the International 
Academy of the History of Science, and Goettingen Academy of Sciences. In 1993, 
he received the Kenneth O. May Prize of the ICHM.

A funeral service will be held at Kapelle 3, Friedhof Hamburg-Ohlsdorf, Friday 
23 August 2013, 2pm. In memory of the deceased, donations to "St. Nikolai 
Kirchenmusik" (Kto.-Nr. 5037106, BLZ 200 700 00) are very welcome. Address for 
letters of condolence: Friedemann Scriba, Corinthstrasse 57, 10245 Berlin.