How To Become Famous?

8 Questions | Total Attempts: 117

How To Become Famous?

A Jeopardy-style quiz about famous mathematicians - each answer must contain a question, as in "Who is. . . "

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After a lengthy conflict, it is now accepted that Gottfried Leibniz and this man, best known for his work in physics, share the achievement of having "invented calculus".
  • 2. 
    This author of ElementsĀ is considered the father of modern geometry, and also proved the infinitude of prime numbers.
  • 3. 
    This German, called the "Prince of Mathematics", proved the fundamental theorem of algebra, the law of quadratic reciprocity, and the prime number theorem.
  • 4. 
    This Syracusan Greek, best known for using density to determine the purity of a gold crown, accurately estimated Pi.
  • 5. 
    Famed for his "Little Theorem" and "Last Theorem", this Frenchman was said to have inspired Isaac Newton.
  • 6. 
    In the 18th century, this Swiss mathematician went blind, but continued to churn out a prolific amount of mathematical material.
  • 7. 
    Kurt Godel, a 20th century mathematician from this country, was best known for his two incompleteness theorems.
  • 8. 
    This author of Principia Mathematica was also awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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