Bruce J. Petrie


Contact Information

Supervised by Craig Fraser

Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST)
University of Toronto
Room 316, Victoria College
91 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
M5S 1K7

b.petrie@utoronto.ca


About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology completing my dissertation on the origins and development of transcendental number theory during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. My BSc in mathematics was earned from Brock University in 2006. Under the supervision of Craig Fraser, my MA (2007, Toronto) and early stages of my PhD education consisted of history and philosophy of science (hps) courses with a focus on the history of analysis.

I have experience teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level and have been a teaching assistant since 2001 in mathematics at Brock University and hps at the University of Toronto.

I am a member of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics as well as The Euler Society and actively present at their meetings. You will also find me presenting at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

I am an avid World of Warcraft player and make machinima films about my adventures. I also enjoy camping, canoeing, and spending time with my wife, friends and family. Space exploration is a dream of mine and I have watched every episode of the Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.