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Abu Kamil

  1. It was written by Abu Kamil, not for mathematicians, but rather for government land surveyors. (Web site)
  2. Secondly, as far as we know, Abu Kamil wrote before Diophantus 's Arithmetica had been studied in depth by the Arabs. (Web site)
  3. Sesiano in [11] discusses Abu Kamil's work on indeterminate equations and he argues that his methods are very interesting for three reasons. (Web site)


  1. Mathematicians are always impatient and intelligent. (Web site)
  2. Mathematicians are typically interested not in calculating, but in finding and describing patterns, or creating proofs that justify a theorem mathematically.
  3. Mathematicians are typically interested in finding and describing patterns, or finding (mathematical) proofs of theorems.
  4. Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and forthwith it means something entirely different. (Web site)
  5. Mathematicians are like lovers. (Web site)

Mersenne Prime

  1. A Mersenne prime is a Mersenne number that is a prime number.
  2. A Mersenne prime is a Mersenne number that is also a prime number. (Web site)
  3. A Mersenne prime is a prime of the form 2 P -1. The first Mersenne primes are 3, 7, 31, 127, etc.
  4. A Mersenne prime is a prime of the form 2^p-1.

Michael Barnsley

  1. Michael Barnsley is the researcher and entrepreneur who has worked on fractal compression; he holds several patents on the technology. (Web site)
  2. In joint work with Michael Barnsley and John Hutchinson we introduced V-variable fractals as a way of resolving this.

Andrey Kolmogorov

  1. The foundations of computational complexity theory were laid by Andrey Kolmogorov in the 1950s.
  2. The structure of turbulent flow was described by the Russian mathematician Andrey Kolmogorov.
  3. Andrey Kolmogorov passed away in Moscow in 1987.


  1. Cantor was promoted to Extraordinary Professor in 1872, and made full Professor in 1879.
  2. Cantor was the first to appreciate the value of one-to-one correspondences (hereinafter denoted "1-to-1") for set theory.
  3. Cantor was born in 1845 in the Western merchant colony in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and brought up in the city until he was eleven.
  4. Cantor was able to support a family despite modest academic pay, thanks to an inheritance from his father. (Web site)
  5. Cantor was able to support a family despite modest academic pay, thanks to his inheritance from his father.


  1. Euler was very influential in the standardization of other mathematical terms and notations.
  2. Euler was the first to use the term " function " to describe an expression involving various arguments; i.e., y = F( x).
  3. Euler was a deeply religious Calvinist throughout his life. (Web site)
  4. Euler was at this point studying theology, Greek, and Hebrew at his father's urging, in order to become a pastor.
  5. Euler was born in Basel to Paul Euler, a pastor of the Reformed Church, and Marguerite Brucker, a pastor's daughter.

Fields Medal

  1. The Fields medal was founded in 1936 and named after Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields.
  2. The Fields Medal is the highest scientific award for mathematicians.
  3. The Fields Medal was announced at the International Congress of Mathematicians, an event held every four years, this time in Madrid. (Web site)


  1. Kolmogorov was educated in his aunt's village school, and his earliest literary efforts and mathematical papers were printed in the school newspaper.
  2. Kolmogorov was appointed a professor at Moscow University in 1931. (Web site)
  3. Kolmogorov was born at Tambov in 1903.
  4. Kolmogorov was born on 25 April 1903 in the town of Tambov, where his mother Mariya Yakovlevna Kolmogorova had been delayed on her way from the Crimea. (Web site)
  5. Kolmogorov was educated in his aunts' village school, and his earliest literary efforts and mathematical papers were printed in the school newspaper.


  1. Leibniz was an avid student of languages, eagerly latching on to any information about vocabulary and grammar that came his way.
  2. Leibniz was eulogized by Fontenelle, before the Academie des Sciences in Paris, which had admitted him as a foreign member in 1700.
  3. Leibniz was extraordinarily fateful when came into acquaintance of the Dutch physicist and mathematician Christiaan Huygens, who was active in Paris then.
  4. Leibniz was groping towards hardware and software concepts worked out much later by Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, 1830-45.
  5. Leibniz was groping towards hardware and software concepts worked out much later in 1830-1845 by Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.

Leonid Levin

  1. Stephen Cook and Leonid Levin formulated the P (i.e., easy to find) versus NP (i.e., easy to check) problem independently in 1971. (Web site)
  2. Leonid Levin (born November 2, 1948, USSR) is a computer scientist. (Web site)

Gerhard Ringel

  1. Gerhard Ringel is a mathematician who contributed significantly towards the solution of the Heawood conjecture.
  2. Gerhard Ringel is one of the world's foremost experts on combinatorics and graph theory.


  1. Hamilton was looking for ways of extending complex numbers (which can be viewed as points on a 2-dimensional plane) to higher spatial dimensions.
  2. Hamilton was looking for ways of extending complex number s (which can be viewed as Point (geometry)s on a plane (mathematics)) to higher spatial dimensions.
  3. Hamilton was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College.
  4. Hamilton was educated by James Hamilton (curate of Trim), his uncle and a Anglican priest. (Web site)
  5. Hamilton was first diagnosed with the disease a year ago.


  1. Holdener's primary interest is in number theory.
  2. Holdener joined the faculty of Kenyon College in 1997, where she is currently the John B. McCoy Distinguished Teaching Chair.
  3. Judy Holdener is an American mathematician and educator.


  1. Heine was born in Berlin, and became known for results on special function s and in real analysis.
  2. Heine was born in Berlin, and became known for results on special functions and in real analysis.

Alfred Pringsheim

  1. Portrait of alfred pringsheim alfred pringsheim. (Web site)
  2. Hommage an den M--nchner Wissenschaftler alfred pringsheim zu seinem 150. (Web site)
  3. Translate this page alfred pringsheim, Hedwig pringsheim an Arnold Sommerfeld, 3. (Web site)

Ben Laurie

  1. Ben Laurie is a security researcher at Google, a core member of the OpenSSL team and director of security at The Bunker Secure Hosting.
  2. Those behind Wikileaks include … Ben Laurie, a mathematician living in west London who is on the advisory board.

Boris Weisfeiler

  1. Boris Weisfeiler is a Russian -born mathematician who lived in the United States before going missing in Chile in 1984. (Web site)

Bram Cohen

  1. In one more pronounced example of such, Bram Cohen, developer of BitTorrent, has been diagnosed as having Asperger's syndrome.
  2. The future is all about BitTorrent, the brainchild of math wizard and programming wunderkind Bram Cohen.

Cahit Arf

  1. Cahit Arf is a man who chose science as a lifestyle. (Web site)
  2. Cahit Arf was born in Thessaloniki which, in 1910, was a part of the Ottoman Empire. (Web site)
  3. Cahit Arf was born on October 11 , 1910 in Selanik ( Thessaloniki ), which was then a part of the Ottoman Empire .

Calculating Prodigies

  1. This is what seems to have happened in most cases of calculating prodigies. (Web site)
  2. Burt states that a characteristic of calculating prodigies is that they display their talents from an early age. (Web site)
  3. S B Smith, The great mental calculators : The psychology, methods, and lives of calculating prodigies, past and present (New York, 1983). (Web site)

Carl Ludwig Siegel

  1. Carl Ludwig Siegel ( December 31, 1896 - April 4, 1981) was a German mathematician specialising in number theory.
  2. Era allieva di Carl Ludwig Siegel, e già molto prima di diventare professore ordinario era conosciutissima. (Web site)

Daniel Kan

  1. The closely related concept of adjoint functors was introduced independently by Daniel Kan in 1958.
  2. In 1957, Daniel Kan figured out a nice way to describe infinity-groupoids as simplicial sets with a certain property: now they're called "Kan complexes". (Web site)
  3. They are named for Daniel Kan, who constructed certain (Kan) extensions using Limit (category theory) in 1960.

David Bailey

  1. David Bailey was born on Earth in 2241. (Web site)

David Gale

  1. David Gale is a mathematician credited with the discovery of the Gale transform (or Gale diagram) of a point or vector configuration.

David Slowinski

  1. David Slowinski is a mathematician involved in prime numbers.

Dusa Mcduff

  1. Dusa McDuff is a leader in a field of many, many women. (Web site)
  2. Dusa McDuff was born in London as the daughter of the noted biologist Conrad Hal Waddington. (Web site)
  3. Dusa McDuff was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1994 and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1999.

Edmund Husserl

  1. Edmund Husserl is an invaluable guide to understanding the thought of one of the seminal thinkers of the twentieth century.
  2. Edmund Husserl was a German philosopher and founder of phenomenology.
  3. Edmund Husserl was born April 8, 1859, into a Jewish family in the town of Prossnitz in Moravia, then a part of the Austrian Empire. (Web site)
  4. Edmund Husserl was born in Czechoslovakia in 1859, and studied in Berlin and Vienna. (Web site)
  5. Edmund Husserl was his Halle colleague and friend from 1886 to 1901. (Web site)

Eduard Helly

  1. This property is named after the Austrian mathematician Eduard Helly. (Web site)
  2. Eduard Helly came from a Jewish family in Vienna.
  3. G--del came in touch with several eminent mathematicians including Hans Hahn,Karl Menger, eduard helly, Walter Mayer and Leopold Vietoris. (Web site)

Elmer Rees

  1. Elmer Rees is one of the world's leading mathematicians in the field of geometry.
  2. According to our current on-line database, Elmer Rees has 14 students and 30 descendants. (Web site)

Emil Leon Post

  1. Numerous results in recursion theory were obtained in the 1940s by Stephen Cole Kleene and Emil Leon Post.
  2. Emil Leon Post introduced the Post machine in 1936, an abstract computer, independently of the Turing machine.


  1. After moving to the United States, Esenin-Volpin became a prominent mathematician.
  2. In 2005 Esenin-Volpin participated in "They Chose Freedom", a four-part television documentary on the history of the Soviet dissident movement.

Felix Bernstein

  1. Translate this page felix bernstein Kein Photo verf--gbar. (Web site)
  2. Felix Bernstein established his famous theorem on the equivalence of sets while in Cantor's seminar at Halle in 1897.


  1. A field is a mathematical entity for which addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are well-defined.
  2. A field is an algebraic structure with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operations that satisfy certain algebraic laws.
  3. Galois, who did not have the term "field" in mind, is honored to be the first mathematician linking group theory and field theory.
  4. The "field" is an operator defined at each point of spacetime.
  5. The term "field" has not only been applied to describing physical nature, but also to understanding of psychological and social natures. (Web site)


  1. Goldstine was also related in some way to the German 19th century poet Heinrich Heine, FWIW.
  2. Goldstine was appointed assistant director of the project and director after 1954. (Web site)


  1. Hegel was appointed Rector of the University in 1830.
  2. Hegel was born on August 27, 1770 in Stuttgart, in the Duchy of W--rttemberg in southwestern Germany.
  3. Hegel was fascinated by the works of Spinoza, Kant, Rousseau, and Goethe, and by the French Revolution.

Herman Goldstine

  1. IBM established a Herman Goldstine Fellowship in mathematical sciences.
  2. Herman Goldstine, who died on June 16, married first, in 1941, Adele Katz, with whom he had a son and a daughter. (Web site)
  3. Herman Goldstine, who was the liaison between the Army and Moore School, picked up on the idea and asked Mauchly to write a formal proposal.

Husserl Edmund

  1. Autor husserl edmund. (Web site)
  2. Translate this page husserl edmund Ding und Raum. (Web site)
  3. Translate this page husserl edmund Die Idee der Ph--nomenologie. (Web site)

Johann Heinrich Lambert

  1. Johann Heinrich Lambert was born at Mülhausen on August 28, 1728, and died at Berlin on September 25, 1777. (Web site)

John Von Neumann

  1. John von Neumann was his assistant.

Karl Menger

  1. The karl menger Award was established by a gift to DukeUniversity from George and Eva mengerHammond, the daughter of karl menger. (Web site)
  2. G--del came in touch with several eminent mathematicians including Hans Hahn,Karl Menger, eduard helly, Walter Mayer and Leopold Vietoris. (Web site)

Kurt Friedrichs

  1. Biography of kurt friedrichs (19011982) kurt Otto friedrichs. (Web site)
  2. Kurt Friedrichs solved a problem in relativity while still at school. (Web site)


  1. Presentation of Turing machines in context of Lambek "abacus machines" (cf Register machine) and recursive functions, showing their equivalence.
  2. Joachim Lambek developed a categorical semantics of logic in the late sixties.
  3. Lambek and Scott used the term cotriple instead of comonad and Kleisli category where I---d say coKleisli category.

Landon Curt Noll

  1. Landon Curt Noll is the discoverer of two Mersenne primes.
  2. Landon Curt Noll is the discoverer of two Mersenne primes, which he found while still enrolled in high school and concurrently at Cal State Hayward. (Web site)


  1. Lawvere is one of the greatest visionaries of mathematics in the last half of the twentieth century. (Web site)

Leo Moser

  1. Leo Moser was a mathematician, best known for his polygon notation.

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