Category Archives: Mathematics

Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie (b) 1859 (d)1906 age 46 Pierre Curie died in an accident in Paris, France, on April 19, 1906. Curie lost his footing while crossing the street and fell beneath the wheels of a horse-drawn vehicle, suffering a fatal … Continue reading

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René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (B) 1683, La Rochelle, France (D) 1757, Saint-Julien-du-Terroux, France age 74 He was a French entomologist and writer who contributed to many different fields, especially the study of insects. He introduced the Réaumur temperature scale. … Continue reading

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Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier

225th Anniversary: Lavoisier of Carbon, Oxygen, Silicon Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (B) 1743 Paris France (D) guillotine at the age of 50 on May 8, 1794, in Paris. (shame on them)RB He was born to a wealthy family of the nobility in … Continue reading

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Isaac Newton

The English scientist Isaac Newton and the German mathematician Gottfried W. Leibniz, working independently, both discovered calculus, the branch of mathematics that studies continuously changing quantities.

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Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram born in London in 1959 to Hugo and Sybil Wolfram, both German Jewish refugees to the United Kingdom. age 60 He is a British-American computer scientist, physicist, and businessman. He is known for his work in computer science, … Continue reading

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Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson 1918 (age 100 years), White Sulphur Springs, WV She is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. manned spaceflights whose … Continue reading

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi 1718-1799, Milan, Italy age 81 She was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and the first woman appointed as a mathematics professor at a university discussing … Continue reading

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Steven Shih Chen

Steven Shih Chen 1978 40 years Taipei, Taiwan When he was eight years old, he and his family immigrated to the United States in 1993 and settled in Prospect Heights, Illinois. He went to River Trails Middle School in Mount … Continue reading

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Gladys Mae Brown

Gladys Mae Brown 1931 (age 87–88) Born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to a farming family in a community of sharecroppers. After gaining a scholarship for achieving the first place in her high-school class, she studied mathematics at Virginia State College. … Continue reading

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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein 1889- 1951 age 62 He was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. from 1929 to 1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University … Continue reading

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