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Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor (1845-1918) was a German mathematician who created set theory.
Alexander Grothendieck (1928-2014) was a French mathematician (born in Germany) and Fields medal winner. He made important contributions in topology, algebra and logic.
The study of connections between field theory and group theory through the idea of Galois groups and further concepts.
Euclid of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician and the "father of geometry".
John von Neumann (1903-1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath.
Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988) was an American theoretical physicist known for his work on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics …
For questions about the origin and development of the number zero, formally the additive identity in mathematics.
For questions on the development of science in Nazi Germany and the influence of Nazi Germany on science.
Science from the so-called Islamic Golden Age, roughly the 8th through the 12th century, and including scholars such as Al-Kwarizmi, Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazan), and Jābir ibn Hayyān.
Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830) was a French mathematician and physicist best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series, which eventually developed into Fourier analysis and ha…
Ptolemy was an astronomer, mathematician, and geographer of Greek descent who flourished in Alexandria during the 2nd century CE.
In mathematics, the logarithm is the inverse function to exponentiation.
Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics.
Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov (1903-1987) was a Soviet mathematician who made significant contributions to the mathematics of probability theory, topology, intuitionistic logic, turbulence, classical …
Évariste Galois (1811-1832) was a French mathematician who produced a method of determining when a general polynomial equation could be solved by radicals and is famous for his development of early gr…