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the
Thue-Morse sequence
has applications in
number theory
,
combinatorics
,
differential geometry
and
chess
?
Indian
schoolteacher
D. R. Kaprekar
discovered properties in
number theory
including a
number
and a
constant
named after him?
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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
?
Algebra
a
hyperdeterminant
is a generalisation of the
determinant
in
algebra
?
Prime number
existence
of arbitrarily many
primes in arithmetic progression
was proven in 2004, but it took 75
computers
to find an example with 24
primes
?
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