Dr Daniel Mansfield

Dr Daniel Mansfield

Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematics & Statistics

Daniel is an award-winning educator with an interest in Babylonian mathematics. He enjoys teaching and solving ancient mathematical mysteries.

02 9385 1904
School of Mathematics and Statistics UNSW AUSTRALIA SYDNEY NSW 2052 The Red Centre Room 4070
  • Books | 2018
    Ley J; Fuller M; Mansfield D, 2018, Oxford Insight Mathematics Standard 1, Oxford University Press, Australia
    Books | 2018
    Ley J; Fuller M; Mansfield D, 2018, Oxford Insight Mathematics Standard 2 Year 12, Oxford University Press, Australia
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Wildberger N; Mansfield D, 2018, 'Written in stone: The world's first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet', in Pitici M (ed.), The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018, Princeton University Press, Princeton, pp. 179 - 184
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Mansfield DF, 2023, 'Mesopotamian square root approximation by a sequence of rectangles', British Journal for the History of Mathematics, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26375451.2023.2215652
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mansfield D, 2022, 'The Doctrine of Triangles: A History of Modern Trigonometry', MATHEMATICAL INTELLIGENCER, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00283-022-10199-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mansfield DF, 2021, 'Plimpton 322: A Study of Rectangles', Foundations of Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10699-021-09806-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mansfield DF, 2020, 'Perpendicular lines and diagonal triples in old babylonian surveying', Journal of Cuneiform Studies, 72, pp. 87 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/709309
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mansfield DF; Dooley AH, 2017, 'The critical dimension for G-measures', Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, 37, pp. 824 - 836, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/etds.2015.69
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mansfield DF; Wildberger NJ, 2017, 'Plimpton 322 is Babylonian exact sexagesimal trigonometry', Historia Mathematica, 44, pp. 395 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hm.2017.08.001
    Journal articles | 2008
    Conibeer GJ; Green MA; Cho EC; Konig D; Cho YH; Fangsuwannarak T; Scardera G; Pink E; Huang Y; Puzzer T; Huang S; Song DY; Flynn CR; Park S; Hao X; Mansfield D, 2008, 'Silicon quantum dot nanostructures for tandem photovoltaic cells', Thin Solid Films, 516, pp. 6748 - 6756, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2007.12.096

2021 Science Staff Excellence Awards - Highly Commendable Recognition in the category of Communication Impact

2018 Australian Mathematical Society Teaching Award (Early Career)

2017 KPMG Most Inspiring Lecturer in First Year