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Ancient Greek General Archytas was Founder of Mathematical Mechanics

Archytas of Tarentum, who was born around the year 435 BC in what is now Taranto, Apulia, Italy, was another in a long line of brilliant polymaths from Ancient Greece, a noted military general and strategist who also made...

Ancient Greek Mathematician, Philosopher Created Pythagorean Comma

The Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, applied his genius to music as well, creating the Pythagorean comma in music theory.

The Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

Scientists discovered that the Antikythera Mechanism was an elaborate construction of gears which controlled dials tracking the planets.

Greek Philosopher Pythagoras and His Famous Theorem

The influence of Pythagoras in mathematics and philosophy remains strong today along with the mysteries surrounding the great Greek philosopher

Greek Center’s Open Seminar: ‘Two Greek Giants of 20th Century Mathematics’

It is widely accepted that during ancient times Greeks played an important role in the development of mathematics. Although most modern day Greek mathematicians are not as famous as Pythagoras, Archimedes or Euclid, their contribution to mathematics is still...

Greek Student Accepted to Harvard on Full-Scholarship

Philippos-Ilarion Sytilidis, a student from Thessaloniki, northern Greece has received a full scholarship to attend Harvard University, amounting to 69,000 dollars per year for four years. Philippos, who is currently in his last year of high school, will major...

Eudoxus of Cnidus: The Man Who Changed Geometry

Eudoxus, born in Cnidus, Asia Minor, was one of the most important scholars of ancient Greece. He was a great mathematician who helped in the development of geometry and the first scholar to ever connect it with other sciences such...

Rhodes Schoolboy Wins Maths Olympiad

A schoolboy from Rhodes, Athinagoras Skiadopoulos, has won the gold metal at the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad 2014 in Pleven, Bulgaria with a perfect score of 40/40. The Greek team in total won two gold metals, three bronze and one honorable citation...