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Stories featuring characters who are mathematicians

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1
2,179 members, 40 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), kitzyl (1)

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

2
83 members, 3 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 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
14,423 members, 234 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2)

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

4
5,843 members, 251 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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
1,187 members, 63 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.

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5,116 members, 58 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.

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3,461 members, 54 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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
1,675 members, 81 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
90 members, 5 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4)

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hipdeep (4): Alan Turing

10
4,761 members, 95 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
738 members, 15 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5)

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4,960 members, 246 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.

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9,887 members, 225 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (7)

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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.

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4,431 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
3,564 members, 59 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (9)

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kitzyl (9): Moriarty.

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364 members, 17 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 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
85 members, 3 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 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)

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2,227 members, 177 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kitzyl (12)

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

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2,864 members, 191 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 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.

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891 members, 35 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.

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Started by: kitzyl (September 2018)

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