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One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one who can see analogies between analogies.
Stefan Banach
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I found what I was looking for at Langley. This was what a research mathematician did. I went to work every day for 33 years happy. Never did I get up and say I don't want to go to work.
Katherine Johnson
Work
,
Day
,
Happy
May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.
James Joseph Sylvester
Life
,
Music
,
Mathematics
In 2010, my two Harvard mathematician colleagues and I dismantled kinselection theory, which was the reigning theory of the origin of altruism at the time.
E. O. Wilson
Time
,
Colleagues
,
Two
The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.
Clifford Geertz
Beauty
,
Thinking
,
Intuition
Dr. Karel Culik is an outstanding applied mathematician, a specialist in algebra, logic, computer sciences and mathematical linguistics. In 1965, he visited the linguistics research program at MIT, and we have worked together on several projects since.
Noam Chomsky
Together
,
Research
,
Logic
One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one who can see analogies between analogies.
Stefan Banach
Between
,
See
,
Imagine
I knew a lot of black scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, and female mathematicians and engineers, women of all backgrounds. So this idea that anyone could be an engineer, a mathematician, or whatever, was something that I had grown up with and thought was really normal.
Margot Lee Shetterly
Women
,
Black
,
Thought
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
G. H. Hardy
Ideas
,
Like
,
Patterns
God is an awesome mathematician and physicist.
Francis Collins
God
,
Awesome
,
Physicist
On completing my degree, I started a Ph.D. in statistics, although I knew very little about the topic. My supervisor was Professor Harry Pitt, who was an excellent pure mathematician and probabilist.
Clive Granger
Statistics
,
Excellent
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Doubt
,
Lawyers
,
Impossible
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Plato
Reasoning
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Capable
,
Known
There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.
Daniel Bernoulli
Knowledge
,
Philosophy
You don't have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Numbers
,
You
,
Feel
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Soul
,
Impossible
,
Without
The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.
Edsger Dijkstra
Mathematics
,
Step
,
Elegance
No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.
Jacques Derrida
Language
,
Angry
,
She
The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.
James C. Maxwell
Rules
,
World
,
Numbers
The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe.
Karl Pearson
Universe
,
Reach
,
Symbols
A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories.
Stefan Banach
Best
,
Better
,
See
A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
G. H. Hardy
Ideas
,
Like
,
Patterns
I'm a mathematician, basically. What I do is look around for problems where I can find useful applications for mathematics. All I do, really, is the math, and other people have the ideas.
Freeman Dyson
Mathematics
,
Ideas
,
Problems
I have written a book called 'In the Wonderland of Numbers.' It's about a young girl, Neha, who is very poor in mathematics, but in a series of illusory experiences, she becomes a great mathematician.
Shakuntala Devi
Great
,
Mathematics
,
Girl
I'm a mathematician and always have been, as far as I can remember. I don't remember when I first got involved with mathematics, but I think of myself always as a mathematician first.
Lloyd Shapley
Myself
,
Mathematics
,
Think
I am not a mathematician, but I was aware that for centuries, mathematics was considered the queen of the sciences because it claimed certainty. It was grounded on some fundamental certainties  axioms  that led to others.
Tom Stoppard
Mathematics
,
I Am
,
Queen
I am not enough of a mathematician to be able to judge either the wellfoundedness or the limits of relativity in physics.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I Am
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Limits
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Judge
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