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The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

22 June 2017

The title of this post is the subtitle of Dava Sobel’s Longitude, her mega bestselling account of the life and work of the eighteenth-century clock maker John Harrison; probably...

Why doesn’t he just shut up?

14 June 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson (NdGT), probably the most influential science communicator in the world, spends a lot of time spouting out the message that learning science allows you to better...

“One man takes the credit, one man takes the blame…”

12 June 2017

Er war einst groß in Spiel mit den Symbolen, War viele Künste, viele Sprachen Meister, War ein weltkundiger, ein weit gereister, Berühmter Mann, gekannt bis zu den Polen,...

“I went on holiday and I haven’t gone back home yet”

11 June 2017

Today is the eighth anniversary of the founding of The Renaissance Mathematicus and, as on a couple of similar occasions in the past, I have decided to regale you with something biographical[1]....