A lot of mathematicians have met unfortunate ends

March 8, 2015 2:51 PM

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Those who visit the homepage of a Rutgers mathematician could be checking his office hours or what papers he's written. But it's far more likely that they're there to access a link that appears, without fanfare, on a page mathematics PhD student Kellen Myers has simply titled Other.

The "Mathematical Ends" page is a list of 19 mathematicians who have left this earth in unfortunate ways. There's the 20-year-old Galois, who died a day after he was shot in the stomach in 1832.

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