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### Who was this scientist who saw his whole theory(ies) demolished by a publication

You could be thinking of the mathematician Frege. His logicist programme was destroyed by Russell's Paradox. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logicism.
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### Where did Russell eulogize mathematics as follows?

Bertrand Russell, "The Study of Mathematics." The New Quarterly; a Review of Science and Literature, Vol. 1, No. 1, Nov. 1907, pp. 31-44. The text quoted in the question appears on p. 33. ...
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### Who pioneered the use of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) for efficient multiplication?

The Fast Fourier Transform became known as such with Cooley-Tukey in 1965. Its use for fast multiplication was noted very soon after: Stockham Jr, T. G. (1966, April). High-speed convolution and ...
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### Motivation and history of Fubini's theorem

This is the kind of question that deserves many answers, so this is just one fragment of an attempt at a contribution. Pringsheim not only proved the double series version in 1900, he in fact stated ...
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### Gauss and recursion – would defining factorial recursively have been quite surprising to him?

Gauss has articulated some notion of recursion in his work on what we today call the Cooley-Tukey Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm. Heideman, M., Johnson, D., & Burrus, C. (1984). Gauss and ...
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### How did Jost Bürgi's logarithms work?

Products larger than 10 can be handled by reducing the exponent of 1.0001 by multiples of $23027$, which removes factors of $10$ because $1.001^{23027}=9.99999780$ is extremely close to 10. For ...

### Who pioneered the use of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) for efficient multiplication?

The algorithm based on the Fast Fourier transform is called Schonhage-Strassen algorithm for multiplication. It replaced earlier versions which (by Karatsuba and Toom-Cook) which used somewhat similar ...
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### Can you recommend a good book written on the history of Geometry?

I suggest 5000 Years of Geometry: Mathematics in History and Culture, by Christoph J. Scriba and Peter Schreiber.
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### Where did Russell eulogize mathematics as follows?

The quote is from Bertrand Russell: Mysticism and Logic, Chapter IV, p. 60. According to Philpapers a correct bibtex-entry is: @book{Russell1918-RUSMAL, address = {Mineola, N.Y.}, author = {Bertrand ...
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### Is there a 'lost calculus'?

Fermat developed his method(s) of adequality in late 1620s. Fermat's manuscript was deposited in the library of d'Espagnet at Bordeaux. One of the methods involved the double-root idea for finding ...
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