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  • 3-23-1749

    Pierre-Simon Laplace was born in Normandy, France. An early analyst and probabilist, his most important work was his Mecanique Celeste on the stability of the solar system.

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    Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)
  • 3-23-1754

    Georg (Jurij) Vega born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is best known for his logarithm and trigonometric tables and for calculating pi to 140 places.

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    Georg Vega (1754-1802)
  • 3-23-1882

    Amalie Emmy Noether was born in Erlangen, Germany. An algebraist, she advanced the theory of rings and ideals and helped establish the theory of modules and algebras.

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    Emmy Noether (1882-1935)

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