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  • 4-27-1837

    Paul Albert Gordan born in Breslau Germany (now Poland). He found simpler proofs that pi and e are transcendental, and advised the doctoral work of Emmy Noether.

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    Emmy Noether
  • 4-27-1857

    Statistician Karl Pearson born in London. One of the founders of statistics, his interest in the subject grew out of his attempts to mathematically analyze heredity and evolution.

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  • 4-27-1932

    Gian-Carlo Rota born in Vigevano, Italy. Professor of Applied Mathematics and Philosophy at MIT, Rota unified the field of combinatorics, making it an important and central area of research mathematics.

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    Gian-Carlo Rota

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