25058Re: Unread heros of Math & Physics
- May 11 4:35 PM--- In email@example.com, "djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:
>Not to minimize the work of such a genius that was Einstein what about Lorentz and Poincaré's contributions to special relativity?
> To Newton, Maxwell and Einstein belongs the almost sole
> glory of capturing the essentials of mechanics,
> electromagnetism and relativity, respectively, in a handful
> of ideas and equations of great power and persuasiveness.
And as a mathematician, Poincaré probably ranks in the top of the list close to Euler and Gauss.
Among my favorite mathematicians is also Galois: I can't hardly imagine the work he would have achieved if he did not die (stupidly) at only 20.
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