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  • 3-28-1809

    Gauss finished work on his Theoria Motus, which explained his methods of computing planetary orbits using least squares.

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    Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
    Least Squares Method
  • 3-28-1923

    Algebraist I. N. Herstein was born in Lublin, Poland. He was well known for both his mathematical exposition and his research results.

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    Israel Nathan Herstein (1923-1988)
  • 3-28-1928

    Alexander Grothendieck was born in Berlin, Germany. Topologist, number theorist, algebraic geometer, and more, he won the Fields Medal in 1966.

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    Alexander Grothendieck (1928- )