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the
Thue-Morse sequence
has applications in
number theory
,
combinatorics
,
differential geometry
and
chess
?
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Mathematics
Italian
mathematician
Guido Castelnuovo
secretly taught
geometry
to
Jewish
students during
World War II
?
Elbert Frank Cox
was the first
black person
in the world to get a
Ph.D
in
mathematics
?
Fischer Black Prize
, first awarded in 2003, is the
finance
analogue to the
Clark Medal
in
economics
and the
Fields Medal
in
mathematics
, introduced in 1947 and 1936, respectively?
Frank Ryan
earned a
Ph.D.
in
mathematics
while playing
quarterback
for the
Cleveland Browns
?
James W. Patterson
, a
Senator
from
New Hampshire
, was a professor of
mathematics
,
astronomy
, and
meteorology
?
Max Noether
, called "one of the greatest mathematicians of the nineteenth century", learned advanced
mathematics
mostly through
self-study
?
Nathan Daboll
wrote the
mathematics
textbook
most commonly used in American schools during the first half of the 19th century?
Sigve Tjøtta
, retired
mathematics
professor and a member of the
Acoustical Society of America
, competed in a
half marathon
at age 75?
stitch markers
(pictured)
are
mnemonic devices
that demonstrate the underlying
mathematical
basis of
crochet
?
Ostomachion
is a
mathematical
treatise
attributed to
Archimedes
on a 14-piece
tiling puzzle
(pictured)
similar to
tangram
?
Calculus
Yuktibhasa
, written by
Indian
astronomer
Jyeshtadeva
, is considered to be the first
mathematical
treatise
on
calculus
?
the formulas
John Knox
and
Harlan J. Brothers
came up with to calculate
e
were no more difficult than college-level
calculus
?
Geometry
Australian
cricketer
Keith Miller
, while attending high school during
his teenage years
, had
Test captain
Bill Woodfull
as his mathematics teacher, who gave him a zero on a
geometry
exam?
Italian
mathematician
Guido Castelnuovo
secretly taught
geometry
to
Jewish
students during
World War II
?
the
Brocard points
, the
Brocard circle
and the
Brocard triangle
are named after
French
geometer
Henri Brocard
, who spent most of his life studying
meteorology
with no notable original contributions to the subject?
the requirement to teach
geometry
was removed from the duties of the
Savilian Professor of Geometry
at
Oxford
so that
Edward Titchmarsh
could be appointed to the post in 1931?
Number theory
Indian
schoolteacher
D. R. Kaprekar
discovered properties in
number theory
including a
number
and a
constant
named after him?
the
Thue-Morse sequence
has applications in
number theory
,
combinatorics
,
differential geometry
and
chess
?
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