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What does a mathematician look like?

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: June 20, 2012

It’s common knowledge that mathematicians are scruffy, old, bald, bearded men, who could double for axe murderers, right?
So which of the following people are mathematicians?

[The answer is written below the last images, in white. To see the answer highlight the hidden text with your cursor.]


All of them!

1 Response to "What does a mathematician look like?"

The mouse-over caption for the middle picture on the bottom row should be Sonya Kovalevsky, not Sophie Germain, as it currently reads.

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