Benjamin’s doctoral work on music and science resulted in the 2007 book Music, Experiment and Mathematics, and he followed it up with four volumes presenting key source texts in that area, dealing with the musical writings of John Birchensha, Thomas Salmon, John Wallis and René Descartes. He was a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford for twelve years.
His textbook, How to Read Historical Mathematics, was one of Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2010, and is recommended reading for a number of history of mathematics courses in the UK and USA.
His 2016–18 research project on the early modern reception of Euclid’s Elements has resulted in a collection of essays on the practices of reading mathematics in the early modern world, and a catalogue of the early editions of Euclid’s Elements of Geometry.
Benjamin has previously served as secretary of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, editor of the British Journal for the History of Mathematics and organiser of various seminars and workshops in the history of mathematics. He is always happy to hear from prospective graduate students in history of mathematics.