John Forbes Nash, Jr(June 13, 1928 – May 23, 2015) was an American mathematical genius who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions in game theory. The Oscar winning movie, A Beautiful Mind, is about his life and his struggles with schizophrenia. Here are John Forbes Nash’s top ten greatest quotes: I. The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the … Continue reading Top 10 John Forbes Nash Quotes
Carl Friedrich Gauss(April 30, 1777 – February 23, 1855) is regarded as one of the greatest German mathematicians who has ever lived. Here are Carl Friedrich Gauss’s top ten greatest quotes: I. It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. II. Mathematics is the queen of sciences and number theory is … Continue reading Top 10 Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th, to celebrate π.
In honor of the day, here are the top 10 quotes from history’s greatest mathematicians: Continue reading “Top 10 Quotes from History’s Greatest Mathematicians for Pi Day”
Nicolaus Copernicus(February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543) was a Polish astronomer and mathematician who believed in the heliocentric system, in which the sun is at the center of the solar system. Continue reading “Top 10 Copernicus Quotes”
Galileo Galilei(February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642), aka the “father of modern science”, was an Italian scientist and polymath. He was best known for proving that the solar system didn’t revolve around the Earth, but rather the sun. Here are the top ten greatest quotes from Galileo Galilei: I. Passion is the genesis of genius. II. You cannot teach a man anything; you can … Continue reading Top 10 Galileo Galilei Quotes
Joahnnes Kepler(December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German astronomer of the Scientific Revolution. He was best known for his laws of planetary motion: The First Law: Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus. The Second Law: The radius vector describes equal areas in equal times. The Third Law: The squares of the periodic times are to each other as … Continue reading Top 10 Johannes Kepler Quotes
Pythagoras(c. 570-c. 495 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, and best known for theorizing the importance of numbers in nature, music, and the universe. Here are Pythagoras’ top ten greatest quotes: I. Number is the within of all things. II. Know thyself and thou wilt know the universe. III. There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the … Continue reading Top 10 Pythagoras Quotes