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I know of two living mathematicians who are centenarians: Kathleen Ollerenshaw (turns 100 in October, so not technically a centenarian yet) and Sergey Nikolsky. Does anyone know any other ones?

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Do you mean active mathematicians? What motivates the question? Are you looking for data to suggest that mathematicians (do not) have long lifespans? :-) –  tomasz Aug 6 '12 at 16:03
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+1 Hehe...good one, Tomasz. I was going to write Pythagoras, Archimedes, Fermat, Gauss, etc., but I also thought of the possibility that he meant alive (and, thus, active, as anyone knows once you have gone mathematics you can never be back) –  DonAntonio Aug 6 '12 at 16:04
    
I'm just curious. And yes, I'm looking for living mathematicians. Some may still be working on math, and some not. –  user37362 Aug 6 '12 at 16:07
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You might be interested in reading about Leopold Vietoris (1891-2002), e.g. in this notices article or on page 8 of the spring 2002 issue of the MSRI Emissary. –  t.b. Aug 6 '12 at 16:50
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