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The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure. ---->>>

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions. ---->>>

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs. ---->>>

The developing science departs at the same time more and more from its original scope and purpose and threatens to sacrifice its earlier unity and split into diverse branches. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: April 25, 1849
Die: 06-22, 1925
Occupation: Mathematician

Christian Felix Klein (German: [klaɪn]; 25 April 1849 – 22 June 1925) was a German mathematician and mathematics educator, known for his work in group theory, complex analysis, non-Euclidean geometry, and on the connections between geometry and group theory. His 1872 Erlangen Program, classifying geometries by their underlying symmetry groups, was a highly influential synthesis of much of the mathematics of the day (wikipedia)