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1. ### Best all time mathematicians/physicists.

Can you provide more details? I couldn't find it on Amazon or the web.
2. ### Best all time mathematicians/physicists.

My first 3 in each list are in order, the rest are not. Mathematicians: Euler Riemann Gauss Fermat Lagrange Hilbert Poincaré Cantor Kolmogorov Grothendieck Physicists: Einstein Newton Maxwell Bohr Schrödinger Rutherford Dirac Heisenberg Pauli Feynman I suppose there...
3. ### Beautiful-Nice Proofs

This book contains many beautiful proofs.
4. ### Maths needed to study QM and GR?

Where does one use topology in general relativity?
5. ### A very brief quiz.

Thanks very much Janitor! That sets it up very nicely. You know of any good books that treat this subject?
6. ### A very brief quiz.

This thread could become really cool if you (or someone else) could explain this in more detail, but without using too much mathemtical machinery, so that a physicist could understand it. :) What's the next Heegner number after -163? How do you actually calculate a Heegner number?
7. ### Abel Prize to Atiyah and Singer

The Fields medal is awarded to mathematicians under the age of 40. There is no age restriction on the Abel prize as far as I know. This means you can get awarded if you do outstanding work after the age of 40. It also provides the jury with an opportunity for a longer and perhaps better...
8. ### Why pure mathematics is beyond me

Look at HallsofIvy's proof that n^2 is divisible by 3 only if n is divisible by 3, and look at Hurkyl's proof of the same thing. Hurkyl's proof is more elegant than HallsofIvy's proof (no offence, HallsofIvy). Well, guess what? It was HallsofIvy's method that I used when I had a go at proving...
9. ### Why pure mathematics is beyond me

I've always been of the opinion that mathematicians, especially pure mathematicians, are the most intelligent segment of our society, and also that pure mathematicians are born rather than made. Anyone can improve their mathematical skills and knowledge, but blood, sweat and tears are not enough...
10. ### Recommended mathematics books

recon, I will send you my copy of Godel, Escher, Bach. I'll need a mailing address, though. You can send me a private message with this info. If you're worried about sending a mail address online, you can use a post office address, or you can let your father know that I am willing to send you...
11. ### Recommended mathematics books

I've been looking for good mathematical books to read, semi-popular level books which aren't afraid to use mathematical equations, and which might even double as a good book for a mathematics undergraduate to read as a kind of supplement to standard textbooks. Just some examples of what I have...