On Thu, 23 Jan 1997 Lyle Burkhead <LYBRHED@delphi.com> Wrote:
>There were a few great architects who created mathematics:
>Archimedes, Euclid, Fermat, Descartes, Newton, Leibniz,
>Euler, Lagrange, Gauss, Cauchy, Galois, Abel, Riemann,
>Weierstrass, Poincare. That's the whole list.
I know Galois died very young, but that's no excuse, as you say the proof is
in the accomplishment and I think George Cantor was at least his equal.
I also think you've underrepresented the 20'th century, I would certainly
add Kurt Godel and Alan Turing to your A list of giants.
John K Clark email@example.com
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