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  1. My Favorite Mathematician OC Josh Zimmer

  2. Leonhard P. Euler • Born April 15, 1707 • Died Sept 18, 1783 • Swiss born • University of Basel • Further educated at Russian and German Academy of Science

  3. Blindness • Fever • Cataract • He still managed to produce ~1 paper per week • Photographic Memory

  4. Work • Compounding Interest • Half-lives & Growth and Decay constants • Euler’s Identity: eίπ+ 1= 0 • Euler’s Formula: eίx=cos(x) + ί sin(x)

  5. At The End • Fire took his home and almost his life in 1773 • Lost wife of 40 years 1773 • Remarried 1776 • Died in St. Petersburg of a brain hemorrage

  6. My Swiss Miss