A mathematician is someone who uses mathematics in their work, typically solving problems related to a branch of mathematics including the sciences.



Charles Babbage is the Father of the Computer Fact

Charles Babbage can be considered “the father of the computer” as he invented the first mechanical computer (the Difference Engine 1822) and ”the first general-purpose computer” (the Analytical Engine 1837).




Ramanujan Had no Formal Training Fact

Srinivasa Ramanujan had no formal mathematics training in his early years. He did his research in isolation, rediscovering old theorems and producing new ones.


Einstein Was a Poor Student Myth

Einstein wasn’t a poor student. Despite minor troubles in French and the Humanities, Einstein was a prodigy in math and physics from a young age.


The Secret Life of Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton produced many well-known works in math, astronomy, and physics, but he produced about as many unpublished works which dealt with theology, alchemy, and the occult.


Benoît Mandelbrot Coined the Term “Fractal” Fact

Benoît Mandelbrot coined the term fractal in 1975 to describe the naturally occurring, never-ending, infinitely complex, self-similar geometric patterns, driven by recursion which look “fractured” or “broken”.