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magicfish Inner circle 6693 Posts 
Happy birthday Nick!


S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3469 Posts 
Only 542 years young today.


magicfish Inner circle 6693 Posts 
He's starting to look a little rough I'm sure.


S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3469 Posts 
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 thirtytwo years since the death of Euler. Incredible men. 

stoneunhinged Inner circle 3079 Posts 
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 everincreasing knowlege of things. Standing on the shoulders of giants, indeed. 

magicfish Inner circle 6693 Posts 
S2000,,do you have a favourite mathematician?


Cliffg37 Inner circle Long Beach, CA 2487 Posts 
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.
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right! 

Andrew Zuber Inner circle Los Angeles, CA 2653 Posts 
Mine is Mr. Loop, my 10th grade geometry teacher.
"I'm sorry  if you were right, I would agree with you." Robin Williams, Awakenings


S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3469 Posts 
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On Feb 19, 2015, magicfish wrote: 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. 

Magnus Eisengrim Inner circle Sulla placed heads on 1064 Posts 
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On Feb 19, 2015, S2000magician wrote: I'll take this as a vote for Gauss.
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Ray Tupper. Special user NG16. 750 Posts 
Are Euclidding me?
(Sorry)
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landmark Inner circle within a triangle 5008 Posts 
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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magicfish Inner circle 6693 Posts 
Interesting, landmark. Im not familiar with Lobachevsky.


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S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3469 Posts 
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On Feb 19, 2015, landmark wrote: When I was in junior high school my geometry teacher gave me a booklet on nonEuclidean geometries: Lobachevskian, Reimannian, Bolyaian. Elliptical geometry, hyperbolic geometry . . . fascinating stuff. 

magicfish Inner circle 6693 Posts 
Wow. Id like to have that booklet.


S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3469 Posts 
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On Feb 19, 2015, Magnus Eisengrim wrote: 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. 

Magnus Eisengrim Inner circle Sulla placed heads on 1064 Posts 
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On Feb 19, 2015, S2000magician wrote: If Gauss was also spared, he and Abel could have formed a group.
The blooddimmed 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 

S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3469 Posts 
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On Feb 19, 2015, Magnus Eisengrim wrote: Gauss was German, while Abel was Norwegian. They'd have to commute. 

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