Descartes (disambiguation)

René Descartes (1596–1650) was a French mathematician and philosopher.

Descartes may also refer to:

People with the surname

  • Blanche Descartes, collaborative pseudonym for R. Leonard Brooks, Arthur Harold Stone, Cedric Smith, and W. T. Tutte
  • Francine Descartes (1635–1640), René Descartes' daughter

See also

  • Descartes number, a number that is "almost" a perfect number
  • Descartes Prize, the European prize for excellence in scientific research and science communication
  • Descartes' rule of signs, a mathematical technique devised by René Descartes that is used to find the number of positive, negative, and imaginary roots of a polynomial