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Stories featuring characters who are mathematicians

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1
2,321 members, 42 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), kitzyl (1)

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kitzyl (1): Thomasina is essentially a mathematician in the making.

2
87 members, 3 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

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bluepiano (1): 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.… (more)

3
15,129 members, 244 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2)

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hipdeep (2): Cryptography in WWII and the 1990s.

4
6,650 members, 283 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (2)

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kitzyl (2): Tengo, a protagonist, is a mathematician who spurned academia to teach at a cram school.

5
1,275 members, 62 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

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bluepiano (2): By an author with a degree in mathematical logic and about a mathematician involved in a string of murders whose clues are geometrical forms.

6
5,367 members, 63 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3)

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hipdeep (3): Really, the whole Baroque Cycle. Newton, Liebnitz, and the calculus, as well as monetary theory.

7
3,687 members, 58 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (3)

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kitzyl (3): Barbara, the protagonist's wife, is a mathematician, which is not the only word beginning with m that can describe her.

8
1,846 members, 86 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (4)

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kitzyl (4): 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).… (more)

9
95 members, 5 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4)

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hipdeep (4): Alan Turing

10
5,034 members, 98 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (5)

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kitzyl (5): Various minor/cameo characters at the university are mathematicians.

11
805 members, 15 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5)

12
5,449 members, 258 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (6)

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kitzyl (6): Odenigbo is a mathematican and also a morally weak man.

13
10,465 members, 229 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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kitzyl (7): Mrs Sen, of the story Mrs Sen, her husband is a mathematician and I think remains unseen in the story.

14
4,632 members, 159 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (8)

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kitzyl (8): 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.… (more)

15
3,926 members, 64 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (9)

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kitzyl (9): Moriarty.

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409 members, 18 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (10)

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kitzyl (10): In Kindness, Moyan is said to be a maths teacher. No other maths-related information is given though.

17
99 members, 3 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (11)

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kitzyl (11): 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."… (more)

18
2,537 members, 186 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (12)

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kitzyl (12): Unread but I think the professor is one of mathematics.

19
3,655 members, 231 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (13)

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kitzyl (13): Unread but apparently one of the characters, Jude, pursued and obtained a Masters in Mathematics from MIT.

20
1,155 members, 49 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (14)

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kitzyl (14): Howard Small's father is mentioned to be a maths professor.

21
880 members, 45 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (15)

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kitzyl (15): 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.… (more)

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1,327 members, 24 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (16)

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kitzyl (16): Velasquez and his father are mathematicians, associating via letters and treatises with the famous mathematicians of the day (the Bernoullis, Newton, etc).… (more)

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