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#1. I am considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity. I calculated the area under the arc of a parabola and gave remarkably accurate approximations of the pie. I am famous for my incompleteness theorem. Who am I? [A——–s]

#2. Born in 1707 I was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. In 1736 I solved the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg problem. [Leonhard E—-]

#3. I published more papers than any other mathematician in history. I died in 1996 [Paul E—-]

#4. Newton and Leibniz are both credited with inventing … [——–]

#5. I discovered a very useful fact about the sides of right angle triangles. This theorem bears my name. Who am I? [———-]

#6. What is the name for the study of triangles?

#7. I was born in 1643 and went on to build the first practical reflecting telescope and develop an entirely new field of mathematics. [I—- ——]

#8. I am a branch of pure mathematics concerned with the study of number and integers in particular. What am I? [—— ——]

#9. I am famous for my incompleteness theorem. Who am I ? [K— —–]

#10. What is the missing word? The highest moments in the life of a mathematician are the first few moments after one has proved the result, but before one finds the…. [——-]

#11. I am a three-volume work on the foundations of math, published in 1910 by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. [P——– M———-]

#12. Some consider me the first of the modern school of mathematics. I am famous for the statement: I think therefore I am. [D——–]

#13. I am famous for my last theorem. Who am I? P—– — F—–]

#14. I developed a Mathematica software application. In 2002 I published a book called A New Kind of Science, it was intended to bring about a change in paradigm. I am? [S—— W——]

#15. I invented the first calculating machine in 1645. My gambling led me to study probability. I am French. Who am I? [B—– P—–]



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