Unlocking the Hidden Secrets of Math Geniuses: What Makes Them Tick?

A mathematician is an individual who has achieved expertise in the realm of mathematics, demonstrating exceptional skills and knowledge. Mathematics is a discipline that delves into the world of numbers and their intricate relationships, encompassing combinations, operations, data analysis, measurements, quantity assessment, structural concepts, spatial considerations, and broad generalizations. This scientific domain finds extensive application across diverse sectors, including finance, engineering, industries, robotics, astronomy, business, information technology, and many other fields.

1.Alan Turing

(English Mathematician Who is Considered as the Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)

Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: June 7, 1954

Regarded as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing was a distinguished mathematician and logician. During WWII, he successfully broke the challenging German Enigma machine codes thereby reducing the duration of war by a couple of years. The scientist, who was convicted for being gay, has been an inspiration for numerous films,                                                                        plays and novels.

2.Srinivasa Ramanujan

(Mathematician)

Birthdate: December 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erode
Died: April 26, 1920

A self-taught genius Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan is known for his contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory and continued fractions. Born into a humble family, the celebrated mathematician struggled with poverty but still managed to publish first of his papers in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society. Later, his collaboration with                                                                               English mathematician G. H. Hardy proved very                                                                                   productive.

3.Pythagoras

(Greek Philosopher, Mathematician and Founder of Pythagoreanism)

Birthdate: 0570 BC
Birthplace: Samos, Greece
Died: 0495 BC

Pythagoras was an Ionian Greek philosopher. He is credited with many scientific and mathematical discoveries, including the Sphericity of the Earth, the Theory of Proportions, the five regular solids, Pythagorean tuning, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagoras influenced other philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. His philosophy also had a major impact on personalities like Isaac Newton, Johannes                                                                            Kepler, and Nicolaus Copernicus.

4.Aryabhata

(5th & 6th Century Indian Mathematician and Astronomer who Calculated the Value of Pi)
Birthdate: 0476 AD
Birthplace: Assaka
Died: 0550 AD
Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhata pioneered the concept of “zero” and used it in his “place value system.” He had also worked on the approximation of pi and laid down the basic concepts of trigonometry, such as sine and cosine. He also mentioned that the Earth rotates on its axis.

 

5.Ada Lovelace

(Countess of Lovelace)

Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician known for her work on the Analytical Engine, a mechanical general-purpose computer proposed by Charles Babbage. Many believe that Lovelace was the first to recognize the potential of computers. It is also believed that she published the first algorithm after realizing that the algorithm could be carried out by a machine like the Analytical Engine.

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