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Happy birthday Nick!
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Only 542 years young today.
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He's starting to look a little rough I'm sure.
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To me, it's amazing how long ago some of the most influential mathematicians lived.

It's been 500 years since Copernicus rocked the (Catholic) world with his heliocentrism. (Einstein notwithstanding, it was revolutionary.)

It's been 365 years since René Descartes passed away, and 160 years since the death of Gauss.

Two hundred thirty-two years since the death of Euler.

Incredible men.
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I didn't realize that Gauß's death day would be a "runde Zahl" anniversary this year. Too bad I'll be in Hamburg on Monday, or I'd go to his grave and raise a glass to him.

I, too, am astonished by those whose genius endures into our ever-increasing knowlege of things. Standing on the shoulders of giants, indeed.
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S2000,,do you have a favourite mathematician?
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My favorite mathematician would have to be Leibnitz (sp)

My favorite scientist is defiantly Big Al.

Copernicus will always have a place in my heart for the fact that he stood against the church and got away with it. Galileo was not so fortunate.
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Mine is Mr. Loop, my 10th grade geometry teacher.
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On Feb 19, 2015, magicfish wrote:
S2000,,do you have a favourite mathematician?

That's a tough question to answer.

Gauss is an easy choice, because he was great at . . . well . . . everything.

Galois was impressive for the amount of work he did is so little time.

Euler was unbelievably prolific . . . he set the bar that Gauss bettered.

All in all, a tough question to answer.
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On Feb 19, 2015, magicfish wrote:
S2000,,do you have a favourite mathematician?

That's a tough question to answer.

Gauss is an easy choice, because he was great at . . . well . . . everything.

Galois was impressive for the amount of work he did is so little time.

Euler was unbelievably prolific . . . he set the bar that Gauss bettered.

All in all, a tough question to answer.


I'll take this as a vote for Gauss.
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Are Euclidding me?
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Are Euclidding me?

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Favorite mathematician: Lobachevsky. When I learned in high school that he created a whole different geometry by changing one of the basic Euclidean postulates, it altered my whole view of the world.

Favorite scientist: Newton. Gravitation, Calculus, and Laws of Motion? That's sort of like winning the Triple Crown, the tennis Grand Slam, and the Iron Man competition.
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Interesting, landmark. Im not familiar with Lobachevsky.
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Lobachevsky.

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Favorite mathematician: Lobachevsky.

When I was in junior high school my geometry teacher gave me a booklet on non-Euclidean geometries: Lobachevskian, Reimannian, Bolyaian. Elliptical geometry, hyperbolic geometry . . . fascinating stuff.
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Wow. Id like to have that booklet.
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On Feb 19, 2015, magicfish wrote:
S2000,,do you have a favourite mathematician?

That's a tough question to answer.

Gauss is an easy choice, because he was great at . . . well . . . everything.

Galois was impressive for the amount of work he did is so little time.

Euler was unbelievably prolific . . . he set the bar that Gauss bettered.

All in all, a tough question to answer.

I'll take this as a vote for Gauss.

There's a story about Jacobi meeting Gauss for the first time and showing him some of his recent results (they may have been in quadratic reciprocity, but I don't recall). After Jacobi finished, Gauss pulled out some papers of his that were fifteen years old and showed Jacobi everything that Jacobi had just shown him.

At least Abel was spared a similar embarrassment: he had the good sense to die without ever meeting Gauss.
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On Feb 19, 2015, magicfish wrote:
S2000,,do you have a favourite mathematician?

That's a tough question to answer.

Gauss is an easy choice, because he was great at . . . well . . . everything.

Galois was impressive for the amount of work he did is so little time.

Euler was unbelievably prolific . . . he set the bar that Gauss bettered.

All in all, a tough question to answer.

I'll take this as a vote for Gauss.

There's a story about Jacobi meeting Gauss for the first time and showing him some of his recent results (they may have been in quadratic reciprocity, but I don't recall). After Jacobi finished, Gauss pulled out some papers of his that were fifteen years old and showed Jacobi everything that Jacobi had just shown him.

At least Abel was spared a similar embarrassment: he had the good sense to die without ever meeting Gauss.


If Gauss was also spared, he and Abel could have formed a group.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On Feb 19, 2015, magicfish wrote:
S2000,,do you have a favourite mathematician?

That's a tough question to answer.

Gauss is an easy choice, because he was great at . . . well . . . everything.

Galois was impressive for the amount of work he did is so little time.

Euler was unbelievably prolific . . . he set the bar that Gauss bettered.

All in all, a tough question to answer.

I'll take this as a vote for Gauss.

There's a story about Jacobi meeting Gauss for the first time and showing him some of his recent results (they may have been in quadratic reciprocity, but I don't recall). After Jacobi finished, Gauss pulled out some papers of his that were fifteen years old and showed Jacobi everything that Jacobi had just shown him.

At least Abel was spared a similar embarrassment: he had the good sense to die without ever meeting Gauss.

If Gauss was also spared, he and Abel could have formed a group.

Gauss was German, while Abel was Norwegian.

They'd have to commute.
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