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25059Re: Unread heros of Math & Physics

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  • djbroadhurst
    May 11, 2013
      --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,
      "j_chrtn" <j_chrtn@...> wrote:

      > And as a mathematician, Poincaré probably ranks in the top
      > of the list close to Euler and Gauss.

      Agreed. But Einstein's claim in general relativity
      far outweighs Poincaré'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.

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