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One of the oldest surviving fragments of Euclid's Elements, found at Oxyrhynchus and dated to c. 100 AD (P. Oxy. 29). The diagram accompanies Book II, Proposition 5.[1]

A geometer is a mathematician whose area of study is geometry.

Some important geometers and their main fields of work, chronologically listed, are:

Contents

1000 BC to 1 BCEdit

1–1300 ADEdit

1301–1800 ADEdit

 
Leonardo da Vinci
 
Johannes Kepler
 
Girard Desargues
 
René Descartes
 
Blaise Pascal
 
Isaac Newton
 
Leonhard Euler
 
Carl Gauss
 
August Möbius
 
Nikolai Lobachevsky
 
John Playfair
 
Jakob Steiner

1801–1900 ADEdit

 
Julius Plücker
 
Arthur Cayley
 
Bernhard Riemann
 
Richard Dedekind
 
Max Noether
 
Felix Klein
 
Henri Poincaré
 
Evgraf Fedorov

Alicia Boole Stott
 
Albert Einstein
 
Buckminster Fuller
 
M. C. Escher

1901–presentEdit


H. S. M. Coxeter
 
Ernst Witt
 
Benoît Mandelbrot
 
Branko Grünbaum
 
Michael Atiyah
 
J. H. Conway
 
William Thurston
 
Mikhail Gromov
 
George W. Hart
 
Shing-Tung Yau
 
Károly Bezdek
 
Grigori Perelman

Geometers in artEdit

 
God as architect of the world, 1220–1230, from Bible moralisée
 
Kepler's Platonic solid model of planetary spacing in the Solar system from Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596)
 
The Ancient of Days, 1794, by William Blake, with the compass as a symbol for divine order
 
Newton (1795), by William Blake; here, Newton is depicted critically as a "divine geometer".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bill Casselman. "One of the Oldest Extant Diagrams from Euclid". University of British Columbia. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
  2. ^ "Newton, object 1 (Butlin 306) "Newton"". William Blake Archive. September 25, 2013.