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1954 – Born on February 28th in Ostend, Belgium. Belgian mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal for his work in analysis. 1975-1977 – was awarded a Belgium Research Fellowship and studied for his doctorate at the Free University of Brussels.          – Awarded his Ph.D. and continued to study for his Habilitation at ..

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1773 – Nathaniel Bowditch was born on March 26th in Salem, Massachusetts. American astronomer and mathematician. 1785 – The family business kept Nat occupied for another two years until he was apprenticed to another business called “Hodges and Ropes” in Salem. 1790 – At 17 he taught himself Latin in order to read Isaac Newton’s ..

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1711 – Born on May 18th in the Republic of Ragusa. A Dalmatian Jesuit and well-known Croatian mathematician, astronomer, and natural philosopher. 1725 – He entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Rome. 1755-1758 – He wrote ‘De litteraria expeditione per Pontificam ditionem’ and ‘Theoria philosophiae naturalis’.          – He was sent ..

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1959 – He was born on the 29th of November in Cape Town, S.Af. 1983 – Borcherds studied undergraduate mathematics at the University of Cambridge and went on to finish his doctorate.          – He held teaching and research positions at Cambridge and at the University of California at Berkeley. 1998 – Borcherds received ..

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1733 – He was born on the 4th of May in Dax, France.          – Borda entered the French army at an early age and later transferred to the navy, where he attained the rank of capitaine de vaisseau, took part in several scientific voyages, and played a role in the American Revolution.     ..

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1923 – He was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, on the 21st of May.          – He studied at the ETH Zürich. 1949 – He went to Paris, he applied the Leray spectral sequence to the topology of Lie groups and their classifying spaces, under the influence of Leray and Henri Cartan. 1957-1993 – He ..

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1871 – He was born on the 7th of January in Saint-Affrique, France. 1889 – After placing first in the entrance exams for the École Normale Supérieure and the École Polytechnique, both in Paris, he decided that the former was the best avenue to an academic career. 1893 – He graduated first in his class ..

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1882 – Born on the 11th day of December this year in Breslau, Germany.   1908 – Studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.   1909 – Settled in as a young academic at Göttingen as a Privatdozent.   1913 – Married Hedwig, née Ehrenberg, who was of Jewish descent (although a practicing Christian), on ..

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1802 – He was born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, on the 15th of December the son of a well-known mathematician, Farkas Bolyai. He was known for his work in non-Euclidean geometry. 1815 – At the age of 13, he had mastered calculus and other forms of analytical mechanics. 1818 – He studied at the Royal Engineering ..

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