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What led to the fall of Göttingen?

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Why is the Pythagorean Theorem so ubiquitous?

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What mathematical developments/discoveries caused imaginary numbers to gain acceptance at the time (18th century) they did?

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How did Poincaré discover the fundamental group?

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Hilbert's reaction to Gödel's incompleteness theorems

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Who are some great scientists/mathematicians with not-so-great pre/mid-career credentials?

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Why did Einstein help in the development of the Quantum theory if he didn't agree with it?

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How come we attribute the general theory of relativity to Einstein?

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Hawking on Newton and the famed apple

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Discovery of Earth's magnetic field

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Why isn't there a Nobel prize in Mathematics?

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Who said that essentially everything in theoretical physics had already been discovered?

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Are there any well known mathematicians who were fascists?

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Gauss accused of witchcraft: apocryphal?

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Who first developed the idea of conservation of information in physics?

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Did James Clerk Maxwell derive the permittivity of free space from his "Maxwell's" equations or was the parameter already known by him?

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Books on the History of Physics

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Was the convolution product invented or discovered?