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To this day, some mathematicians express surprise at Maria’s apparent turn from learning and mathematics to a religious vocation.

Decades after it was published, the mathematician JosephLouis Lagrange recommended its second volume as the best place to go for a thorough treatment of calculus.

The first is Ada Lovelace, a mathematician whose proofs are considered the earliest form of the computer program.

David Sims: Probably my favorite line in Jurassic Park is, unsurprisingly, delivered by Jeff Goldblum (playing the sardonic mathematician Ian Malcolm).

In scene one, protagonist Hazel Severy, a thirtysomething failed bookseller, attends the funeral of her grandfather, the titular Isaac Severy, a mathematician of international repute.

In March, Pennsylvania mathematicians proved a theorem that rigorously demonstrates congressional districts in their home state are gerrymandered, drawn to give one political party an unfair advantage.

But this simple hypothesis has so far been impossible for mathematicians to prove.

In 1950 Edward Nelson, then a student at the University of Chicago, asked the kind of deceptively simple question that can give mathematicians fits for decades.
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15th century
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