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 n. Plural form of mathematician.
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Mathematicians are known for their solitary work style, but the assault on E8 is part of a large project bringing together 18 mathematicians from the U.S. and Europe for an intensive fouryear collaboration. andThe magnitude of the E8 calculation invites comparison with the Human Genome Project.

What would amaze past mathematicians is not just the number of conferences but that they exist at all.

If mathematicians from the 1970s were suddenly transported through time to the present, they would be happily surprised by developments such as the proofs to Kepler's conjecture (proposed in 1611, confirmed in 1998) and to Fermat's last theorem (1637, 1994).

Mathematical Fiction Homepage  Guide to books and movies that contain mathematicians and mathematical themes.

_On the contrary, _ Augustine says (Confess. iv, 3): "Those astrologers whom they call mathematicians, I consulted without scruple; because they seemed to use no sacrifice, nor to pray to any spirit for their divinations which art, however, Christian and true piety rejects and condemns."

But navigating by observations of the sun, moon, and stars, thanks to the astronomers and mathematicians, is child's play.

Those thinkers who liked to do (or look at) some experiments or observations are counted as physicists  Newton, Maxwell, and others  while others are usually classified as mathematicians  Leibniz, Euler, Gauss.

"That thou heldest as true the false doctrine taught by many, that the Sun was the centre of the universe and immoveable, and that the Earth moved, and had also a diurnal motion: That on this same matter thou didst hold a correspondence with certain German mathematicians ....

In vain did he point out to the young rhetorician that the pretended prophecies of the mathematicians were the effect of chance; in vain did Nebridius, less credulous than his friend, join his arguments to those of the crafty physician; Augustin clung obstinately to his chimera.

Men quite well known as mathematicians failing in this computation of moral algebra: good sense plus good breeding, minus curiosity, equals minding your own affairs!
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