Johanes Kepler, who was born on 27 December 1771, was born near Stuttgart and made his foray into astronomy after he worked as a maths teacher in Graz, Austria - where he became an associate of Prince Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg.
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Saturday 02 August 2008
The mother of a seven-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her father during a supervised visit to the US has made an emotional televised appeal for her return.
Friday 25 July 2008
The code-breaking centre that helped win the Second World War is in danger of irreparable decay unless the Government steps in to help, leading scientists said yesterday.
Friday 25 July 2008
Bletchley Park at once exemplifies the best and worst of British. As the base for mathematicians and linguists hastily assembled in the early days of the Second World War, it became the headquarters of this country's top-secret code-breaking operation. The model of ingenious making-do and unfussy getting on with things, it is credited with breaking the German Enigma codes and ending the war sooner than would otherwise have been the case. The technology developed there laid the foundations of computer science.
Thursday 05 June 2008
Tony Spencer was Professor of Theoretical Mechanics at Nottingham University from 1965 to 1994 and a most distinguished applied mathematician. His research interests were unusually wide-ranging and he made outstanding contributions to several branches of solid mechanics. His special interest was in understanding and predicting the mechanical behaviour of advanced materials, an essential adjunct to the effective exploitation of these materials by the aerospace industries and elsewhere.
Professor D. T. Whiteside: Historian of mathematics whose prodigious work on Newton's papers astonished the scholarly world
Saturday 03 May 2008
In the small world of the history of science and mathematics, D.T. Whiteside, Emeritus Professor of the History of Mathematics and the Exact Sciences at Cambridge University, was a towering figure. He was one of the most profound and exacting scholars produced by Britain in the second half of the 20th century. Tom Whiteside's central work – and what would have been for anyone else a lifetime's labour – was the publication of an edition of the mathematical papers of Isaac Newton.
Friday 21 March 2008
A 63-year-old mathematician who worked as a labourer and night-watchman when he first migrated to Israel from Russia has solved a problem which has taxed the world's leading experts in his field for more than a generation.
Sunday 09 March 2008
Thursday 06 March 2008
Saturday 16 February 2008
Computer power will match the intelligence of human beings within the next 20 years because of the accelerating speed at which technology is advancing, according to a leading scientific "futurologist".
Sunday 13 January 2008
Tuesday 06 June 2006
When Martina Hingis began her comeback in January she had every reason to be satisfied with reaching the last eight of her first Grand Slam tournament for three years. Today's quarter-finals of the French Open will give the former world No 1 the chance to measure her subsequent progress as she faces Kim Clijsters, who beat her in three sets at the same stage in Melbourne.
Monday 05 June 2006
Senior Labour figures have expressed concern that the race to succeed John Prescott is damaging the Labour Party, as speculation over the race to succeed him as deputy leader continues to mount.
Sunday 28 May 2006
Sunday 27 November 2005
Sunday 25 September 2005
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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