April 27th, 2014, 11:20 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: zagreb Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  Mathematicians
Who's your fave mathematician? Mine's Galois. Also, Hilbert, Cauchy, Abel, Artin, Noether, Kowalewska, Gauss, Eisenstein, Euler, Gentzen, Godel, Cohen, Cantor, Deligne, Weyl, Weil, Grothendieck, Newton, Riemann, Lagrange, Poincare, Ramanujan, Fermat. 
April 27th, 2014, 11:46 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1039 
This is my favorite: Ma and Pa Kettle Division  TeacherTube 
April 27th, 2014, 11:54 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: zagreb Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  But can you be serious, please? 
April 28th, 2014, 12:44 AM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,372 Thanks: 234 
Apollonius Of Perga. Apollonius of Perga  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Years ago on NYC PBS there was a series of programs called ''VCR taping services for teachers". Monday to Friday , from 3 A.M. to 5 A.M. I taped many wonderful programs. One program was about Conic Sections and a very sexy female voice would begin narration like so ... "Between The Matrix and the Oracle of Perga lies the ancient cone of Apollonius , The Great Geometer. The first secret of The Cone is that it is actually a Double Cone." And so on ... I was hooked and never forgot it , later The Matrix movies came out with Oracle's , architects , awesome special effects and a unique way of filming motion and i got hooked on them too. 
April 28th, 2014, 02:12 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: zagreb Posts: 5 Thanks: 1 
Isn't here an Apolonius problem, solved by cauchy at a young age? Cauchy is devastaningly underrated, imo. Decades ago, I read he is one of hte greatest. Top 10. But nowadays, not so. I forgot Von Neumann 
April 28th, 2014, 06:43 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2013 From: काठमाडौं, नेपाल Posts: 903 Thanks: 62 Math Focus: सामान्य गणित 
i don't khow much about mathematicians but someday i'd love to be someone's favourite mathematician i've heard of Newton, Euclid, Pythagoras, Dirac, Neumann, Leibnitz, Gauss, Cauchy etc. my favourite is Newton 
April 28th, 2014, 07:27 AM  #7 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms 
Gauss, hands down.

April 28th, 2014, 10:14 AM  #8  
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: zagreb Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  Quote:
This is a good list, again except him. http://www.fabpedigree.com/james/mathmen.htm Well, Gauss can be only no 1. Yes. He's the best.  
April 28th, 2014, 10:54 AM  #9 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1039 
raul, you're now at raul14, so you joined 14 times. You "rejoin" every 2 posts...there's got to be something wrong somewhere... Plus you are the ONLY one that apparently needs to do this. None of my business....but I feel bad about this hardship you're going through... Can a moderator not help you? Problem has GOT to be that you're overlooking something simple... 
April 28th, 2014, 11:07 AM  #10 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: zagreb Posts: 5 Thanks: 0 
If it doesn't bother anyone, it's no problem.


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