Archive for July 18, 2012

Guess Who’s the Best Mathematician of All Time?

Just as Anna Nicole Smith was the premier jeans model in the 1990’s, Carl Friedrich Gauss was the preeminent mathematician of the 1800’s. (Wow, did I really just compare a model known primarily for taking off her clothes and meeting an early demise with a mathematician who made significant contributions in number theory and statistics, as well as astronomy and optics? But the analogy isn’t completely absurd — after all, Carl Friedrich was one of the five hottest mathematicians.)

Recognizing the similarities between these two giants in their fields, it was impossible to resist the urge to create the following poster. Enjoy.

Gauss

Here’s an up-close look at the Gauss® symbol:

Gauss Symbol

July 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm 5 comments


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