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Gerald James Toomer (born 23 November 1934) is a historian of astronomy and mathematics who has written numerous books and papers on ancient Greek and medieval Islamic astronomy. In particular, he translated Ptolemy's Almagest into English.

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  • Gerald James Toomer (* 23. November 1934 in Aldershot, Hampshire) ist ein britischer Mathematik- und Wissenschaftshistoriker. Toomer besuchte 1945 bis 1953 das Clifton College in Bristol und studierte klassische Philologie an der Universität Oxford, wo er nach dem Studienabschluss 1955 bis 1959 Fellow des Corpus Christi College und 1961 bis 1965 E. P. Warren Praelector war. Seit 1965 war er Professor an der Brown University, die Otto Neugebauer zu einem Zentrum für Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Antike und des Alten Orients machte, wo er heute Professor Emeritus ist.
  • È uno storico dell'astronomia e della matematica che ha scritto numerosi libri e pubblicazioni sull'astronomia dei Greci e quella islamica medioevale. In particolare, ha tradotto in inglese l'Almagesto di Claudio Tolomeo.
  • Gerald James Toomer (born 23 November 1934) is a historian of astronomy and mathematics who has written numerous books and papers on ancient Greek and medieval Islamic astronomy. In particular, he translated Ptolemy's Almagest into English.
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