Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL)


Short Description

The project Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL) integrates the two edition projects Basler Edition der Bernoulli-Briefwechsel (BEBB) and Leonhardi Euleri Opera Omnia (LEOO) into one digital platform available on the web. In addition, Jacob Bernoulli’s scientific notebook Meditationes - a document of outstanding significance for the history of mathematics at its turning point around 1700 - is published for the first time in its entirety on the BEOL platform as a region-based multilayer interactive digital edition providing access to facsimiles, transcriptions, translations, indices, and commentaries. Besides being an edition platform, BEOL is a virtual research environment for the study of early modern mathematics and science as a data graph using sophisticated analysis tools. Currently BEOL is connected to two third-party repositories: The Newton Project and the Briefportal Leibniz, initiating the formation of a network of digital editions of the early modern scientific correspondence data. The goal of BEOL is thus twofold: it focuses on the mathematics influenced by the Bernoulli dynasty and Leonhard Euler and undertakes a methodological effort to present these materials to the public and researchers in a highly functional way.