Mathieu Ossendrijver is Professor of History of Ancient Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His main interests are Babylonian astronomy and mathematics between 750 BC and 100 AD, in particular Babylonian mathematical astronomy, transformations of science and contextual aspects of Babylonian science during this period.

Mathieu Ossendrijver is working on a new edition and analysis of all cuneiform tablets with mathematical astronomy (procedure texts and tabular texts). A monograph with new editions of the procedure texts and a semantic, mathematical and astronomical analysis of these texts appeared in 2012. A second volume devoted to the tabular texts of this corpus is under preparation.

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