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25079Re: Unread heros of Math & Physics

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  • djbroadhurst
    May 20, 2013
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      --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,
      Adriano Palma <palma@...> wrote:

      > evariste galois alex grothendieck

      Phil's guess about the primality of 91 was bettered by
      Grothendieck's guess about the primality of 57:


      >> One striking characteristic of Grothendieck's
      mode of thinking is that it seemed to rely so little
      on examples. This can be seen in the legend of the
      so-called "Grothendieck prime". In a mathematical
      conversation, someone suggested to Grothendieck
      that they should consider a particular prime number.
      "You mean an actual number?" Grothendieck
      asked. The other person replied, yes, an actual
      prime number. Grothendieck suggested, "All right,
      take 57." <<

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