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Old 2022-01-22, 02:12   #1
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Default Which are the greatest mathematicians of all times?

Which is the greatest mathematician of all times? (in breath and in single accomplishment ) and why?

Did I miss anyone that I should have included?

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    1. Archimedes
    2. Greg Cantor
    3. René Descartes
    4. Euclid
    5. Leonhard Euler
    6. Paul Erdös
    7. Pierre de Fermat
    8. Évariste Galois
    9. Carl Gauss
    10. Godfrey Hardy
    11. Hypatia
    12. Gottfried Leibniz
    13. John Littlewood
    14. isaac Newton
    15. Pythagoras
    16. Henri Poincaré
    17. Srinivasa Ramanujan
    18. Bernhard Riemann
    19. Andrew Wiles

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Old 2022-01-22, 02:44   #2
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19. Yitang "Tom" Zhang
20. Terence Tao
... ?
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Hilbert?
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Grigori Perelman
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The guy or gal that invented zero. An ancestor of theirs probably invented the wheel too.
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi..Appollonius of Perga, Diophantus..
“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.
Looking at the premise of the initial listing, the movie "The Usual Suspects (1995)" comes to mind.

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  1. Augustin-Louis Cauchy
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Old 2022-01-22, 04:38   #7
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The unsung inventor(s) of the abacus and quipu [... If this conjecture is correct, quipus are the only known example of a complex language recorded in a 3-D system.(Src.: Wiki)]

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Pythagoras sorts after Poincare in the Romanized alphabeticisation of his name.

I'd add Ed Witten, the only physicist to have won a Fields Medal.
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Old 2022-01-22, 09:04   #9
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The time span of ~2600 years makes comparisons difficult.

If a Pythagoras equivalent was born in this era could (s)he make any contribution today?

Also Ramanujan and Galois died far too early IMO. I'm sure there could have been a lot more from them.

Why does isacc not get a capital I?
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Why does isacc not get a capital I?
The tittle represents an apple, perhaps?
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Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Emmy Noether and John von Neumann are notable omissions so far.

I'm not sure what Hypatia has done to deserve her place on this list. I hope she wasn't added solely for female representation (in which case, why not Noether?)
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