Archive for January, 2010

Halmos house

January 16, 2010

According to Paul Halmos automathography he lived in “a third floor apartment, in Budapest, that faced out on a busy street (now called Lenin Boulevard).

Quaternion plaque

January 12, 2010

Quaternion plaque on Brougham (Broom) Bridge, Dublin, which says:
Here as he walked by
on the 16th of October 1843
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
in a flash of genius discovered
the fundamental formula for quaternion multiplication
i² = j² = k² = i j k = −1
& cut it on a stone of this bridge.

Abel statue

January 6, 2010

Statue of mathematician Niels Henrik Abel located in Oslo Palace Park.
(I couldn’t get the exact coordiantes)

Galileo’s home

January 4, 2010

Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February 1564(1564-02-15) Pisa, Duchy of Florence, Italy


Fibonacci’s statue

January 4, 2010

In the 19th century, a statue of Fibonacci (Leonardo da Pisa) was constructed and erected in Pisa. Today it is located in the western gallery of the Camposanto.

Archenhold Observatory

January 4, 2010

This bronze statue of Archimedes is at the Archenhold Observatory in Berlin. It was sculpted by Gerhard Thieme and unveiled in 1972.

The observatory is also noted as the location of Albert Einstein’s first public lecture on the Theory of Relativity in Berlin.


January 4, 2010

The Einsteinhaus (Einstein House) is a museum and a former residence of Albert Einstein. It is located on Kramgasse No. 49 in Bern, Switzerland.

A flat on the second floor of the house was occupied by Albert Einstein, his wife Mileva Marić and their son Hans Albert Einstein from 1903 to 1905.

Gauss statue at birthplace

January 4, 2010

Statue of Gauss at his birthplace, Braunschweig.

Ramanujan’s home

January 4, 2010

According to wikipedia, Ramanujan‘s home was on Sarangapani Street, Kumbakonam.


January 3, 2010

Welcome to Math Places!
This blog is dedicated to set placeholders (using Google Maps) on places that are mathematically revelant (houses, statues, streets, museums, monuments, etc)
Know of a place that isn’t here? Just leave me the description of the place along with the coordinates in a comment! 🙂