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"j_chrtn" <j_chrtn@...> wrote:

> And as a mathematician, PoincarĂ© probably ranks in the top

> of the list close to Euler and Gauss.

Agreed. But Einstein's claim in general relativity

far outweighs PoincarĂ©'s in special relativity.

David Hilbert is another example of "proxime accessit".

> 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.

Also agreed. It shames me that I have not yet mastered

what he did in those brief years. Like Eric Temple Bell

I regret his early demise.

David