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What makes someone a great mathematician?

  1. Jul 1, 2014 #1
    The question is that, what are the differences between a great mathematician and an ordinary mathematician? Have a nice day.
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2014 #2

    Matterwave

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    According to Micro: "Whether you have an unsolved math problem named after you".
     
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  5. Jul 2, 2014 #4
    Thanks sunny :) It looks nice. I will check it out when I get a chance, today.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2014 #5
    A passion for solving unsolved math problems.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2014 #6
    It seems like I lost my passion about math, how can I solve this problem?
     
  8. Nov 3, 2014 #7

    symbolipoint

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    What does "great" mean? Is this fame or is this popularity? Is it instead, the strongest competence? How is it measured?
     
  9. Nov 5, 2014 #8
    I meant a mathematician whose influence on a subject is noticable.
     
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