Though debated, René Descartes is widely considered to be the father of modern mathematics. His greatest mathematical contribution is known as Cartesian geometry, or analytical geometry. More »

Greek mathematician Archimedes is widely considered by many to be the "father of mathematics." He is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity and is credited with designing numerous innovative mac... More »

The father of modern criminology was the Italian Cesare Lombroso (1835 to 1909). He altered the classic focus of crime from legalities and punishment to the individual criminal. Lombroso proposed that criminals are biolo... More »

Rene Descartes, the French philosopher and mathematician who invented the Cartesian coordinate system, is considered the father of modern analytical geometry. His work was crucial to the discovery of infinitesimal calcul... More »

René Descartes, French philosopher and mathematician, is generally regarded as the father of modern philosophy for establishing a beginning point for human existence, states Biography.com. His famous line, "I think; ther... More »

The quadratic formula as it is known today was published by Ren? Descartes in his book "La G?om?trie." However, he did not invent the quadratic formula by himself; simple versions of it have been used for thousands of ye... More »

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Although often remembered best for the quotation "I think, therefore I am," the philosopher and mathematician, Rene Descartes, also developed the Cartesian coordinate system, made significant contributions to the field o... More »