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Who do you reckon is the greatest Mathematician Ever???

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Who do you reckon is the greatest Mathematician Ever???

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Lets have all our subjectivism prevale. What about the Greeks?

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He even had time to join parliament ... though the only time he opened his mouth there was to tell someone to close the window ... it was a bit chilly that day you see?

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http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html

you'll see that newton is more influential than jesus!

einstein is tenth.

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the greatest scientist was James Clerk Maxwell, closely followed by Albert Einstein, and then Isaac Newton.

the greatest mathematician was Euler, followed by Gauss, then Poincaré.

But there are at least a dozen scientists and a dozen mathematicians who could easily deserve the tag, "greatest".

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the greatest Greek mathematician/prescientist was Archimedes.

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Leonhard Euler has been the most prolific mathematician ever (also in the personal life, he had more than 10 children!). He deserves the title of best mathematician

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I like Rutherford for the scientist and Gauss for the mathematician

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Richard Feynman. He's just so damn cool.

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Nikola Tesla, he's the man. The ability to efficiently transport electricity changed everything.

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I can't say Nikola without sounding like those guys in the Alps with the cough drops.

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dident the arabs( or middle eastern ppl lol) invent the number system?

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No; you're mixing him up with Aristotle.quddusaliquddus said:

Greatest scientist that ever lived: Archimedes

Greatest mathematician that ever lived: Archimedes

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1.)Nikola Tesla

2.)Archimedes

2.)Archimedes

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I think the Indians invent the number system. I reckon the Chinese invented zero.

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Nowadays however we use the Arabic numerical system. Sure beats them vi's and xviii's though.

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I'm amazed at the support for Tesla (no offence intended towards the Tesl-fans out there).

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2. greatest mathematician that ever lived: Leonhard Euler

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http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Bacon.html

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I like that. Roger Bacon - one of my favourite scientists :D