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Majority of Mathematicians Hail from Just 24 Scientific 'families'

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Leonhard Euler

Anecdotally many mathematicians report a shared genealogy with Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler, born in 1707.

Credit: Interfoto/D. H. Teuffen/Mary Evans Picture Library

Most of the world's mathematicians fall into just 24 scientific 'families', one of which dates back to the fifteenth century.

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