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What's the famous story about a mathematician who gave a talk without saying a word?

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What is the largest academic genealogy tree that we know of?

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Did Gauss anticipate Kirchhoff's diffraction formulation in 1836?

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How many times did Isaac Newton repeat things if he didn't understand something?

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Who was N.M. Stephens who refuted the Stronger Feit-Thompson Conjecture?

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Motivating several of Gauss's suggestions for prize problems in the years 1830, 1834

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An English copy of One Hundred Authors Against Einstein?

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What resources are available for lives of recent mathematicians besides E.T. Bell's Men of Mathematics?

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