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A person who has mastered multiple disciplines and/or arts
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The former was possessed of an obsessive, single-minded devotion to the problem of the hieroglyphs (and fell in love with Egyptian art and culture); the latter was a sociable polymath and practicing physician who pursued his Egyptian studies among a variety of other interests in his "off-hours.
In presenting the award, activist Todd Stiefel (Stiefel Freethought Foundation) referred to Graffin as a polymath and fondly recalled slam dancing with his kids backstage at the Reason Rally during Bad Religion's performance.
Yes, the promotion of the polymath is unconventional, but the challenges of our time demand dangerous ideas.
Blumenthal is a proven polymath and a law professor who has served as Director of Creative Writing at Harvard University.
The Polymath Project was set in motion, in January 2009, by Tim Gowers, a brilliant mathematician, recipient of the Fields Medal, the highest honor in mathematics, dubbed the Nobel Prize of mathematics.
Paul-Andre Bempechat, Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters.
Summary: Nathan Myhrvold on modernist cuisine: the polymath's polymath on his epic cookbook, patent-licensing and the law, and why he's getting into nuclear power
Spain's Complutense University is set to unveil a statue of Omar Khayyam in an effort to honor the world-renowned Persian polymath and poet.
The celebrated scientists include Abu Rayhan Al Biruni, a polymath, the Syrian astronomer Ibn Al Shatir, the 13th century Andalucian physician Ibn Al Nafees, who described blood circulation and Iraqi Ibn Al Haytham who founded modern optics.
Tehran, Oct 18 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered ruins of an observatory that had been built by the Iranian polymath Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi at a castle during the 13th century in Iran.
The polymath and author of The Companion to British History died on June 6th.