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"Maximilian Hasler" <maximilian.hasler@...> wrote:
> I think Aurifeuille died before he could publish something;
> maybe he also didn't make/wouldn't have made an effort to
> do this.
I seem to recall, somewhere in my web searches,
that Aurifeuille spotted patterns by using Fermat's
factorization method. If so, then the neat comment:
> Ainsi la formule d'Aurifeuille avait échappé à l'attention
> d'Euler, de Lagrange, de Legendre, de Sopie Germain et de Landry
maybe, even yet, lends hope to others who aspire to be worthy
to be called an "amateur", in the best sense of that word:
"celui qui a un goût vif pour une chose".