Jenne O’Brien

Alumni; Ph.D. 2023

Dissertation Title:

Making the Manifold: Bernhard Riemann's Habilitation Lecture, Mathematics, and German Universities

Jenne studies the history of mathematics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At Columbia, Jenne double majored in mathematics and history, and wrote her senior thesis on non-Euclidean geometry’s role in Nietzsche’s famed turn to nihilism.

Jenne’s other interests include the history of the physical sciences, modern European intellectual history, and Northern Renaissance art.

Photo credit: Leo O'Brien

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