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    Quote Originally Posted by Calculusmadeeasy View Post
    Oh, so he cited the work of others. That's very different to "largely a collection of the works of others." Isn't it?
    Not so. He combined their work brilliantly into a coherent field of mathematics and built on it as did Germain.
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...oo-in-tributes
    Maryam Mirzakhani: Iranian newspapers break hijab taboo in tributes
    Tehran front pages run photographs of mathematician without head covering, showing her prominence overrode rules
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Not so. He combined their work brilliantly into a coherent field of mathematics and built on it as did Germain.
    Des, your claiming that Gauss's work is largely a collection of the works of others is simply not true. It is true that there are sections devoted to improving the analysis of existing mathematics, such as conic sections and polynomials, but most of that work (and that's only a tiny portion of his overall contribution to mathematics) is devoted to congruences. Now, I don't know a diddley eyed joe about number theory, but I do know that; I don't know what your contemporaries have been reading, but it ain't Gauss.

    In terms of contributions to number theory, Sophie Germain comes nowhere near to Gauss's achievements. Was she a very good mathematician? Sure. Was she a towering genius. No, I'm afraid not old chum. I'd even be reluctant to call her a genius.
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    It really disturbed me to hear the cancer spread to her bones.
    Given this thread is somewhat science based, here is a skull of someone who endured bone cancer.

    Simply imagining the pain is terrifying.


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    Von Neumann died from it too. An agonizing death by all accounts.
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    I wish I could know that woman before.

    RIP.
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    Another smart Iranian woman falls foul of the mad mullahs....

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