Definition of mathematician
: a specialist or expert in mathematics
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The movie is based on the story of a team of African American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA, during the early years of the United States space program.

Her mother, a mathematician, works in Reston, Va., as a senior principal in operations research at Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization that provides support to a wide range of government clients.

Solving this one for good would be a serious mathematician's coup.

Another reason there was an agenda to promote the story was that Newton had been involved in a dispute with the philosophermathematician [Gottfried Wilhelm] Leibniz over the discovery of calculus.

In July 1969, a draft of Ellis's paper – which, naturally, was classified – was sent to the GCHQ's chief mathematician, Shaun Wylie.
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15th century
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