Stories featuring characters who are mathematicians

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hipdeep, EerierIdyllMeme, kitzyl
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kitzyl: Thomasina is essentially a mathematician in the making.
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hipdeep, EerierIdyllMeme
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hipdeep: Cryptography in WWII and the 1990s.
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kitzyl, ManWithAnAgenda
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kitzyl: Tuesday Next is a mathematician whose more well-known works include solving Fermat's Last Theorem and proving that there are more odd numbers than there are even.
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kitzyl, ManWithAnAgenda
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kitzyl: Moriarty.
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bluepiano
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bluepiano: The main character, an academic mathematician, tries to solve an historic unsolved problem, and seems to succeed where his colleagues and many others have failed.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Tengo, a protagonist, is a mathematician who spurned academia to teach at a cram school.
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bluepiano
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bluepiano: By an author with a degree in mathematical logic and about a mathematician involved in a string of murders whose clues are geometrical forms.
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hipdeep
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hipdeep: Really, the whole Baroque Cycle. Newton, Liebnitz, and the calculus, as well as monetary theory.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Barbara, the protagonist's wife, is a mathematician, which is not the only word beginning with m that can describe her.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: The title story is based on the life of Sophia Kovalevsky, one of the great pioneers for women in mathematics (in analysis AND a student of Weierstrass, no less).
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hipdeep
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hipdeep: Alan Turing
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Various minor/cameo characters at the university are mathematicians.
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hipdeep
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EerierIdyllMeme
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EerierIdyllMeme: Two of the stories ("Geometry of Soap Bubbles and Impossible Love" and "Strange Attractors") feature mathematicians
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Odenigbo is a mathematican and also a morally weak man.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Mrs Sen, of the story Mrs Sen, her husband is a mathematician and I think remains unseen in the story.
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EerierIdyllMeme
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EerierIdyllMeme: One of the characters is known as "The Topologist", and some topological/mathematical/graph theoretical way of thinking seems to make its way into the narration around her
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: In Kindness, Moyan is said to be a maths teacher. No other maths-related information is given though.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: In Black Vodka, while waiting for a date at the bar, the protagonist sees "an elderly woman... scribbling some sort of mathematical equation" and "began to worry that somewhere else in the world, another mathematician would pick up on those thoughts and ... find a strategy to solve the equation before she did."
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Unread but I think the professor is one of mathematics.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Unread but apparently one of the characters, Jude, pursued and obtained a Masters in Mathematics from MIT.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Howard Small's father is mentioned to be a maths professor.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Li-Ling/Marie, the protagonist is a professor of mathematics at Simon Fraser University in Canada. After finishing her PhD at age 25, she got a bunch of job offers due to a very well-received paper she published in Inventions Mathematics. She teaches Galois theory, calculus, and number theory.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Velasquez and his father are mathematicians, associating via letters and treatises with the famous mathematicians of the day (the Bernoullis, Newton, etc).
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Carole and Bummi both have a degree in mathematics.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Nerzhin is introduced as a mathematician in chapter 5 and later described as "responsible for the mathematical programming of these tests... he hee then written a monograph on the methods"
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: Mikhail Konstantinovich Polivanov (The Column in the Shadows) is described as a mathematician. Natasha Svetlova, Andrei Tyurin Galina Tyurina, and Sergei Petrovich Dyomushkin (A New Network) is "completing a postgraduate degree in maths", "a gifted and successful mathematician", "a brilliant algebraist", and "also a mathematician" respectively.
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: "As I knew that [Mr Annett's] brother was a professor of mathematics at one of the northern universities and occasionally brought out books with such titles as 'The Quadrilateral Theory and its Relation to the Quantitative Binomial Cosine',..."
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: "George is a mathematician who is interested in ideas from the, well, less logical side of society."
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: "... Rupert Sheffield, who was a code-breaker and mathematician... We are in Melbourne for him to give his mathematical wisdom to the masses." p13. "The speaker was introduced by a small, old professor of mathematics from the university of Cambridge." p69
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: "Claude [Labro]... was a graduate student at the university, doing research in applied mathematics." p157
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kitzyl
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kitzyl: p355 "Heather's father, Traill, was the retired professor of mathematics at the military college of Duntroon"