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ex-professional
footballer
Julian Hails
has a
BSc
honours degree in mathematical studies and became a
mathematics
teacher?
college mathematics professor
David Bressoud
chose to major in
mathematics
because that was the quickest way to complete his degree and get away from college and
academia
?
between studying
maths
at
Cambridge University
and becoming a
highly cited
neuroscientist
,
Stephen Dunnett
was a
social worker
in the
London Borough of Southwark
in the mid-
1970s
?
after
Edwin E. Moise
retired from
mathematics
research he became a
literary critic
of 19th-century
English poetry
?
in
mathematics
, an
Apollonian gasket
is a
fractal
generated from three
circles
, any two of which are
tangent
to one another?
the
Calvinist
philosopher
and
New Testament
scholar
Vern Poythress
argues that
mathematics
is the
rhyme
of the
universe
?
the world's largest
mathematical
experiment, designed by
Brian Butterworth
, found women to be faster than men at
subitizing
?
the first and so far the only
mathematics
paper by
Bill Gates
was published in
Discrete Mathematics
in 1979?
the father and daughter,
mathematics
professor
Ralph Tambs-Lyche
and
women's rights
activist
Guri Tambs-Lyche
, were both members of left-wing organizations,
Clarté
and the
Communist Party
respectively?
a
series-parallel graph
is a
mathematical
model of
series and parallel electric circuits
with two different nodes called
source
and
sink
, indicating the direction of the
electrical current
flow?
Yuktibhasa
, written by
Indian
astronomer
Jyeshtadeva
, is considered to be the first
mathematical
treatise
on
calculus
?
James W. Patterson
, a
Senator
from
New Hampshire
, was a professor of
mathematics
,
astronomy
, and
meteorology
?
Frank Ryan
earned a
Ph.D.
in
mathematics
while playing
quarterback
for the
Cleveland Browns
?
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?
Elbert Frank Cox
was the first
black person
in the world to get a
Ph.D
in
mathematics
?
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?
Ostomachion
is a
mathematical
treatise
attributed to
Archimedes
on a 14-piece
tiling puzzle
(pictured)
similar to
tangram
?
stitch markers
(pictured)
are
mnemonic devices
that demonstrate the underlying
mathematical
basis of
crochet
?
Sigve Tjøtta
, retired
mathematics
professor and a member of the
Acoustical Society of America
, competed in a
half marathon
at age 75?
Italian
mathematician
Guido Castelnuovo
secretly taught
geometry
to
Jewish
students during
World War II
?
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cricketer
Keith Miller
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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?
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a
hyperdeterminant
is a generalisation of the
determinant
in
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Number theory
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schoolteacher
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discovered properties in
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including a
number
and a
constant
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combinatorics
,
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and
chess
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Philosophy of mathematics
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major
philosophical work
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philosophy of mathematics
and the study of "exact" and "inexact"
concepts
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