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Leonhard Euler (pronounced 'oiler') was born on 15 April 1707 in Basel, Switzerland, but spent most of his life in Berlin and St Petersburg, where he died on 18 September 1783. Has was blind from the age of 50, but took this handicap stoically—when he lost sight in his right eye at 28 he said, "Now I will have less distraction". It's hard to list Euler's contributions to the toolbox we call seismic geophysics—he worked on so many problems in maths and physics. For example, much of […]

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