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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kurt Friedrich Gödel Pronunciation

Kurt Friedrich Gödel (1906 - 1978) was an Austrian-American mathematician and logician best known for proving the Gödel's incompleteness theorems. He showed that within any axiomatic mathematical system there are propositions that can not be (dis)proved using the axioms of the system. He is generally considered as one of the greatest logician of all time.

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[ˈkʊʁt ˈfriːdrɪç ˈɡøːdəl]

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Hermann Minkowski Pronunciation

Hermann Minkowski (1864 - 1909) was a German mathematician most famous for initiating the study of geometry of numbers and his contributions to theory of relativity.  The Minkowski's theorem is named after him.

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[ˈhɛɐman mɪnˈkɔfski]

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Girolamo Cardano Pronunciation

Girolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576) was an Italian mathematician best known for his treatise entitled Ars Magna (Artis magnae sive de regulis algebraicis: The Art of Solving Algebraic Equations) in which he published the solutions of cubic equations (due to Tartaglia) and quartic equations (due to Ferrari). The Cardano's formula (commonly referred to as Cardan's formula) is named after him.

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[dʒiˌɾɔːlamo kaɾ'dano]

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Isaac Newton Pronunciation

Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) was an English mathematician and physicist who is considered as one of the greatest intellectuals of all time. He was one of the developers of Infinitesimal calculus and the author of the celebrated Principia and the Opticks.

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[ˈaɪzək 'njuːtn]

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein Pronunciation

Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein (1823 - 1852) was a German mathematician best known for his contributions to number theory. The well-known Eisenstein's irreducibility criterionEisenstein series, and Eisenstein integer are named after him.

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[ˈfɛrdɪˌnɑnt ˈgɔthɔlt mɑks ˈaɪzənˌʃtaɪn]

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Monday, May 13, 2013

René Descartes Pronunciation

René Descartes (1596 - 1650) was a French mathematician and philosopher who in order to unify the hitherto largely separate disciplines of algebra and geometry invented coordinate geometry (modern term: 'analytic geometry'). The Cartesian coordinate system is named after him ('Cartesian' /pronounced: kɑrˈtiʒən/  is the adjectival form of 'Descartes').

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[ʁəne dekaʁt]

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sophus Lie Pronunciation

Sophus Lie (1842 - 1899) was a Norwegian mathematician most famous for initiating the study of transformation groups which has culminated in the modern theory of Lie groups.

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[sɔfəs  liː]

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