|Title||Aristarchus of Samos|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Conference Name||4th Hellenic Conference|
The 4th Hellenic Conference with topic “Aristarchus of Samos” took place on the 17th, 18th and the 19th of October on the island of Samos. It was organised by two university departments in Greece, the Pedagogic Department of Primary Education and the Department of Mathematics of the University of the Aegean, as well as by the Cultural Foundation “Nikolaos Dimitriou” in Samos and the Centre for Research on Science and Education. The conference took place in two cities of Samos, Pythagorion and Karlovassi. The areas covered by the conference included the astronomy before Aristarchus (Babylon and Egyptian periods), the work of Aristarchus (in both mathematics and astronomy), the astronomy after Aristarchus (Hellenistic and Arabic periods, as well as the period staring from the middle ages until Copernicus) and, finally, the interactions between the astronomical work of the Babylonians, ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks, Indians and Chinese.
We mention indicatively some of the questions discussed and some of the problems posed during the conference:
• Investigation of the history of the emergence of non-geocentric and non-geostatic conceptions during the whole period of the ancient Greek astronomy, from the Pythagoreans to Aristarchus of Samos;
Finally, a desire was expressed to hold a scientific meeting with topic “Pythagoras of Samos” in the future.