Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and forthwith it means something entirely different.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goe...
The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it is cheaper to do this than to institutionalize all those people.
Three mathematicians and a physicist walk into a bar.
You'd think the second one would have ducked. (Ha, that quack's me up!)...
What do you call a young eigensheep? A lamb, duh!!!
The world is everywhere dense with idiots." - LFS
One day a farmer called up an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician and asked them to fence of the largest possible area with the least amount of fence.
The engineer made the fence in a circle a...
An engineer, a mathematician, and a computer programmer are driving down the road when the car they are in gets a flat tire.
The engineer says that they should buy a new car. The mathematician say...
A math/computer science convention was being held. On the train to the convention, a bunch of math majors and a bunch of computer science majors were on the train.
Each of the math majors had his/he...
The following is supposedly a true story about Russell.
It isn't really a math joke since it makes fun of the British hierarchy, but it's funny anyway....
Another "true" story, kinda like the aforementioned urban legend
Enrico Fermi, while studying in college, was bored by his math classes....