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Thony Christie

Historian of science,

Thony Christie is a historian of science. He blogs at The Renaissance Mathematicus and edits Whewell’s Gazette. He lives in Germany.

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How many great minds does it take to invent a telescope?

Thony Christie

Lots of stimulating thoughts in the comments. It is nice to have such well informed and articulate readers.

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How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists

Thony Christie

A lot of people don’t know that Omar Khayyám was one of the greatest Islamic mathematicians who produced a very elegant geometrical method of solving cubic equations.

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