Staff at Department of Science Education – University of Copenhagen

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Henrik Kragh Sørensen

Henrik Kragh Sørensen

Professor with special responsibilities

Member of:

  • Science Studies


My research is focused on the history and philosophy of science, in particular history of mathematics since 1800, philosophy of mathematical practice, history and philosophy of computer science.

I have written more than 75 publications including research publications in history of mathematics, philosophy of mathematics, mathematics, didactics of mathematics and numerous popular articles.

I have worked on 19th-century transition in mathematical concepts, internationalization of Scandinavian science, and the impact of computers on mathematical research.

Teaching and supervision

I have taught numerous courses in history of mathematics (BSc and MSc), philosophy of mathematics (BSc and MSc), philosophy of computer science (BSc), history of science (MSc), and philosophy of science for PhD students. 

Together with Mikkel Willum Johansen, I wrote the textbook in philosophy of mathematics used in university courses. 

I have supervised more than a dozen MSc-theses and a similar number of BSc-thesis as well as 2 PhD students.

Please contact me if you are a student at UCPH interested in writing a project under my supervision. A list of suggested projects for MSc- and BSc-theses can be found here:


I act as Head of the Research Group in Science Studies and as Head of the Section for History and Philosophy of Science.

I am the Treasurer of the International Commission on History of Mathematics and the Book review editor for Historia Mathematics with responsibility for non-English books. 

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