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1894 – Born on November 26th in Columbia, Missouri. Founder of Cybernetics. 1902 – He was awarded a Ph.D. by Harvard at the age of 18.          – He studied Philosophy, Logic, and Mathematics in Cambridge (England) and Göttingen under Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert. 1919 – His first post of importance was that ..

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1861 – Alfred North Whitehead, born on the 15th of February in Ramsgate, Kent, England. He was an English-born mathematician who became a philosopher. He wrote on algebra, logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics, and education. 1880 – 1910 – He studied, taught, and wrote mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge. 1891 – ..

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1885 – Born on November 9th in Elmshorn, near Hamburg, Germany. German American mathematician who, through his widely varied contributions in mathematics, served as a link between pure mathematics and theoretical physics, in particular adding enormously to quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. 1913-1930 – After serving as chairman of mathematics at Zürich Technische ..

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1883 – Born in Lemberg on the 19th of April. 1905 – He published an article on "Zur konstruktiven Infinitesimalgeometrie der ebenen Kurven," in the prestigious Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik. 1908 – Mises was awarded a doctorate from Vienna and he received his habilitation from Brünn, to lecture on engineering. 1909 – He was ..

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1834 – John Venn was born August 4th, in Hull, Humberside, England, to a prominent evangelical family. British logician made famous by his logical diagrams. Namely, the Venn Diagram, which is used often in teaching elementary mathematics. 1853 – Venn enrolled in Gonville and Caius College, in Cambridge. 1854-1857 – He was elected a mathematical scholar  ..

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English logician, mathematician, and pioneer computer scientist   developer and eponym of Turing test   developer and eponym of Turing machine 1936 (1st described in paper "On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem" 1937)   co-developer and co-eponym of Church-Turing thesis (stating that any computer is equivalent to a Turing machine)   eponym ..

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1685 – Born on August 18th in Edmonton, Middlesex, England. 1701 – He entered St. John’s College, Cambridge, as a fellow-commoner. 1708-1714 – Having studied mathematics under John Machin and John Keill, he obtained a remarkable solution of the problem of the "center of oscillation", which, however, remaining unpublished until May, his claim to priority ..

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1692 – James Stirling, born on the 22nd of April in Garden, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He Scottish mathematician, third son of Archibald Stirling of Garden, and grandson of Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir. 1710 – At eighteen years of age he went to Oxford, where, chiefly through the influence of the Earl of Mar. 1711 – ..

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1780 – Born on the 26th of December. 1741 – She was the daughter of Admiral Sir William George Fairfax, and was born at the manse of Jedburgh, in the Borders, the house of her mother’s sister, wife of Dr Thomas Somerville, author of My Own Life and Times, whose son would become Mary’s second ..

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1689 – Robert Smith, English mathematician, was born probably at Lea near Gainsborough. He was the founder of the Smith’s prizes at Cambridge, having by his will left 350o South Sea stock to the university, a portion of the interest from which was to be divided yearly between the two junior B.A.’s who had made ..

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