SOURCE: New York Times
Two historians of science have traced the ownership and sharing of Sir Isaac Newton's first edition of "Principia" to conclude that the book was more widely read and influential among Enlightenment thinkers than previously believed.
by Fabio Toscano translated Arturo Sangalli
The advancement of mathematics in renaissance Italy was complicated by a context of secrecy, jealousy, and competitive dueling governed by implicit codes of honor.
by Cheryl Misak
Unlike his friends Russell and Wittgenstein who focused on the vastness and the unknowability of the world, Ramsey believed it was more important to concentrate on what is admirable and conducive to living a good life.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by David Gunderman
Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.
by Julian Havil
John Napier was a man of his time, but perhaps not of ours.
The 2,300-year-old matrix is the world's oldest decimal multiplication table.
by Slava Gerovitch
Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.
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