Posts Tagged ‘mathematics’

The passing of a mathematical maverick

On 19 April 2013, a pioneer of mathematics passed away. Kenneth Appel’s most famous work involved a new and controversial way of doing mathematics – using a computer. Mathematics is based on proofs. A proof is a train of thought showing something is definitely true – or definitely false. When you read a proof and […]

The historic life of Marco De Dominis

Marco Antonio de Dominis was born in 1566 on the island of Rab, Croatia. Prior to attending the Society of Jesus, he enrolled in various education institutions such as university of Padua and the Illyrian college. De Dominis made huge strides in his education rising above the fray to become a leading mathematician. He was […]