Mathematics is the study of using numbers and measurement to understand the world.






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.


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”.