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Mathematical results that became known long after their authors passed away

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Are there any mathematical objects that got renamed over time?

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Did a Chinese astronomical text conduct the "Galileo's Ship" thought experiment around the 2nd century BCE?

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Who is considered the greatest mathematician between the years 400 AD and 1300 AD?

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Why is the letter $b$ used to represent the y-intercept in the equation of straight line?

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What famous theorems or results were proven by female mathematicians?

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Is there any scientist whose work was not recognised during his/her lifetime and was underestimated?

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Looking for a specific story about young Stephen Hawking

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Why do South Asians often use "lakhs" and "crores" instead of "millions"? What is the historical origin of this system?

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Why is thermodynamics called thermodynamics?

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Is there any theorem/physical law with different names in more than two different languages/regions?

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Who established that $K_e = \frac{1}{4 \pi \varepsilon _m}$?

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Was there ever a mathematician or physicist who spearheaded a concerted effort to create a flawless musical instrument?

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What did Newton's teacher contribute to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus?

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Do you know about this anecdote or its source where the mother reads out the letter to Gauss and made him Gauss, the mathematician?

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Is there any scientist whose work was not recognised during his/her lifetime and was underestimated?

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Scientists who made a mark in the world despite their disabilities

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Were ancient Romans so bad at computations before Arab numerals?

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Scientific Collaborations during World War

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Armstrong numbers - who is or was Armstrong?

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Why 360° is assigned to circle full turn ? Not any other number?

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Discovery of Suction pump