Invited Speakers


• Founding member of the Algerian Academy of Science and Technology (ASTA), Algeria.

• Paul Painlevé laboratory (CNRS), French

• University of Science and Technology of Lille, French


Ahmed Djebbar is a mathematician and researcher in the history of science at the Paul Painlevé laboratory (CNRS), specializing in the mathematics of the Muslim West (Muslim Spain and the Maghreb). He is an Algerian origin.

He is also a professor of mathematical history at the University of Science and Technology of Lille.

He is the author of a large number of works, including: A History of Arabic Sciences, A History of Arabic Science (Interviews with Jean Rosmorduc), The Arabic Algebra, Genesis of an Art, Golden Age of Arab Science, Arab Science in Africa: Mathematics and Astronomy (with Marc Moyon).

He was scientific commissioner of the exhibition "The Golden Age of Arabic Sciences" at the The Arab World Institute in Paris in 2005.

He was also an adviser to Algerian President Mohamed Boudiaf, who was assassinated on 29 June 1992. From July 1992 to April 1994, he held the position of Minister of Education and Research in Algeria in the governments of Belaid Abdessalam and Redha Malek.