Tag: Mathematicians

Paul Erdös and his Vocabulary

Paul Erdös (1913-1996) was a Hungarian mathematician who spent much of his life traveling and working with colleagues around the world on mathematical problems of many kinds. He published some 1500 papers, making him the most prolific major mathematician of the twentieth century, and had more than 450 collaborators and authors.  He worked on problems

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The Struggle for Riemann Hypothesis

David Hilbert in in his 1900 address to the Paris International Congress of Mathematicians, listed the Riemann Hypothesis as one of his 23 problems for mathematicians of the twentieth century to work on. Bernhard Riemann was a German mathematician who made important contributions to geometry, number theory, topology, mathematical physics and the theory of complex

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Srinivasa Ramanujan and Taxicab Numbers

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887 – 1920) was an Indian mathematician who made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. He was born in Erode, a small town in Tamil Nadu state, India in a poor Tamil Brahmin family. He was a self-taught mathematician with an uncanny ability to manipulate formulae. Suffering

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