No, this is not my claim, but that of other more informed persons. I found it in Cedric Villani’s wonderful book (p. 16, if you’re interested). To whom was he referring? His colleague at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyons, Étienne Ghys, who counts among his fans the (probably) best mathematician in the world, Terence Tao (he’s up there, with a Fields Medal, and he’s Australian – good enough for me). Continue reading
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Cédric Villani, mathematics celebrity – how wonderful!
I’m an atheist. Now many spiritual people believe that atheists are seldom totally committed, and I’ll admit that I harbour one lingering doubt. It’s the existence of Euler’s equation, . Continue reading