# Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Nation/Uzbekistan

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*The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.*- -- Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*, 1937, Victor Gollancz, London

- -- Eric Temple Bell:

## Uzbekistan

##### Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi $($$\text {c. 780}$ – $\text {c. 850}$$)$

Mathematician who lived and worked in Baghdad.

Famous for his book *The Algebra*, which contained the first systematic description of the solution to linear and quadratic equations.

Sometimes referred to as "the father of algebra", but some claim the title should belong to Diophantus.
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##### Abu Rayhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al-Biruni $($$\text {973}$ – $\text {1048}$$)$

Khwarazmi scholar and polymath.

Thoroughly documented the Indian calendar with relation to the various Islamic calendars of his day.

Appears to be the first to have defined a second (of time) as being $\dfrac 1 {24 \times 60 \times 60}$ of a day.
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##### Aleksandr Petrovich Domoryad $($$\text {1907}$ – $\text {1975}$$)$

Uzbekistan mathematician best known for his work in recreational mathematics.
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##### Boris Iosifovich Zilber $($$\text {b. 1949}$$)$

English mathematician of Uzbekistani origin known for his research in mathematical logic, mainly from model theory.
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