Mathematicians news, blogs, and links for Science and Math buffs. The next mathematician who had been associated with Thales was Paul Merton at Cambridge (2 May 1525 – 2 February 1575). Merton was an eminent student of mathematics and of mathematics as an intellectual discipline (see Appendix, Chapter I, section 4). He was instrumental in the development of formal mathematics including the formal calculus system...This content is based on data from multiple web sources. If you see any errors, please contact us.