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because of
Salvatore Pincherle
,
German
mathematicians
could attend the
Third International Congress of Mathematicians
despite a ban imposed during
World War I
?
in
surgery theory
, the
Spivak normal bundle
is named after
Michael Spivak
, a
mathematician
specializing in
differential geometry
?
refugee
mathematician
Emil Grosswald
's first three
scientific papers
were published under a
pseudonym
?
as a student,
mathematician
Audrey Terras
was steered into
math
away from her other choice,
history
, by a post-
Sputnik
program that paid students to study mathematics?
an American consul in
Riga
examined
Russian-American
mathematician
Jacob Tamarkin
in
analytic geometry
in order to verify his identity?
American
mathematician
and classical
pianist
Leonard Gillman
received his
Ph.D.
from
Columbia University
in 1953, a decade after completing the required
coursework
?
although
Harold McCarter Taylor
was a
theoretical physicist
and
mathematician
who worked with
Ernest Rutherford
, he is best known for a three-volume work on
Anglo-Saxon architecture
?
the
Ancient Greek
mathematician
Polybius
invented the
Polybius square
, a
cryptographic
technique?
the
mathematician
W. T. Tutte
refused to admit that
Blanche Descartes
was a collective
pseudonym
?
the American
mathematician
Yudell Luke
wrote two books on the probabilities of winning at the
card game
of
cribbage
?
the traditional account of the
papal conclave, 1513
has been judged extremely improbable by a modern
mathematician
?
the
Barnsley fern
(pictured)
was first described by and named after a
mathematician
, and despite its name, it is not a real
fern
?
the
American
mathematician
Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler
married a former professor, who was actually a
Russian
double agent
named Sergei Degaev?
the
mathematician
Alexander Kronrod
thought female computing staff members were more accurate than males and was known for helping terminal
cancer
patients?
the
Romanian
mathematician
Simion Stoilow
was
ambassador
to
France
and a delegate to the
Paris Peace Conference
in 1946, just prior to serving as founding director of the
Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
?
Tito Livio Burattini
explored the
Great Pyramid of Giza
with English
mathematician
John Greaves
?
quartic reciprocity
was first
conjectured
by
Swiss
mathematician
Euler
in 1748–1750, but not proved until 1836–37 by
Prussian
mathematician
Jacobi
?
Japanese
mathematician
Yozo Matsushima
received the
Asahi Prize
for his research on
continuous groups
in 1962?
Luxembourger
mathematician
Joseph Neuberg
founded the
journal
Nouvelle correspondance mathématique
in honour of the earlier journal
Correspondance mathématique et physique
?
mathematician
Paul Erdős
called the
Hadwiger conjecture
, a still-open generalization of the
four-color problem
, "one of the deepest unsolved problems in
graph theory
"?
German
mathematician
Friedrich Heinrich Albert Wangerin
wrote an important two-volume treatise on
potential theory
and
spherical functions
in 1909 and 1921?
English
mathematician
and
geographer
Robert Hues
served his master Thomas Grey, the last
Baron Grey de Wilton
, while Grey was imprisoned in the
Tower of London
?
Austrian
mathematician
Wilhelm Wirtinger
(
1865
–
1945
) showed how to compute the
fundamental group
of a
knot
?
Elizabethan
mathematician
and
cartographer
Edward Wright
is said to be "the only
Fellow
of
Caius
ever to be granted
sabbatical
leave in order to engage in
piracy
"?
mathematician
Harald Bohr
, brother of
Niels Bohr
, won a silver medal in
football
at the
1908 Summer Olympics
?
mathematician
Herbert Busemann
was awarded 2,000
Russian rubles
for winning the
Lobachevsky Medal
in 1985, the first American to do so?
Iya Abubakar
, a
Nigerian
mathematician
, served as his country's
Minister of Defence
?
Marcia P. Sward
, who created the children's
environmental education
program
GreenKids
, started her career as a
mathematician
?
Russian
-born
Israeli
mathematician
Aryeh Dvoretzky
is the first graduate of the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
to become a full
professor
there?
Norwegian
mathematician
Bernt Michael Holmboe
played an important role in the career of
Niels Henrik Abel
?
mathematician
Nathan Mendelsohn
was on the first
Putnam Competition
-winning team in 1938, but also won second prize in an
International Brotherhood of Magicians
contest?
New York City
-born
mathematician
Judith Roitman
serves as the guiding
teacher
of the Kansas Zen Center?
"
Fight Fiercely, Harvard
" is a
satirical
college
fight song
written by a
mathematician
?
Facts on topics related to Mathematician
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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
?
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
?
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?
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
?
Combinatorics
the
Thue-Morse sequence
has applications in
number theory
,
combinatorics
,
differential geometry
and
chess
?
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