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How much did John Nash contribute to proving the Riemann hypothesis?

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Alexander Grothendieck's "stolen" correspondence in 1985?

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Why didn't Einstein win a second Nobel Prize, for relativity?

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What does this cover of a 1508 German book on arithmetic depict?

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Did the ancient Chinese know the earth is a sphere?

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Euler's first proof of $e^{ix}=\cos(x)+i\sin(x)$

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Who was the first to say "Shut up and calculate!"?

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Why didn't Euclid's Elements treat conic sections?

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How did Newton prove the generalised binomial theorem?

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Who discovered the Jordan normal form?

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Are there examples of influential scientific articles first rejected and later proved to be valid?

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Can we estimate the first appearance of popular science books?

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How did J.J. Thomson learn that what he discovered was different than an atom or a molecule?

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History of poster sessions

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Failures in math

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Madhava and $\pi$

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What is the origin of the term "Ordinary Differential Equation"?

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History of the definition of Injective & Surjective Function

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Who was the first to prove the mean value theorem?

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Who invented or discovered the hyperbolic numbers?

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How did the Arabs determine the longitudes of cities?

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Are there any famous mathematicians who did regular physical workouts?

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Stern-Gerlach: oven, or filament?

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Who were some mathematicians who have had a musical background?

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Who were some physicists with musical background?

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Where can I find Grothendieck's letter of resignation from Bourbaki?

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Notations for Laplacian: $\nabla^2$ vs. $\Delta$

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When Indian mathematicians learn of Euclid's Elements?

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Where was the word "pencil" first used in (projective) geometry and what is the reason behind this curious name?

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Einstein's readings of popular sciences as a kid