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whats the general consensus of this among the mathematical community? who is generally considered the greatest mathematician of the 20th century?
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Wait , let me think
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John Forbes Nash's work underpins a lot of modern theory; I'd probably plump for him. Benoit Mandelbrot made mathematics even more beautiful (a shallow, yet acceptable, justification).

EDIT - And Tom Lehrer, naturally.
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Way too broad a category, way beyond any reasonable comparison. You might (just might) be able to get a consensus on the greatest group theorist of a given decade, but nothing more general than that.
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Too many to choose from. But if you had a gun to my head, I would probably say it's between Hilbert, Grothendieck, and Noether.
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people often say Grothendieck is the greatest of the 20th century, usually between him and Hilbert?
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IMO Ramanujan (although I guess he wasn't strictly 20th century, he did do a lot of stuff in that short while).

Hilbert is pretty close for me.
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(Original post by JBond500)
people often say Grothendieck is the greatest of the 20th century, usually between him and Hilbert?
I believe I mentioned Noether as well.

I'm not sure what people think, but I don't think any any many mathematicians could be claimed to have done more (or to have been more influential) than those three.
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I personally think Hardy.
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i know Gauss is usually considered the greatest of all time, but the 20th century one is a interesting question?
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grothendieck what is he famous for?
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Vorderman definitely
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Vorderman definitely
Dat 3rd class degree though :mmm:
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Erdos must be up there.
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(Original post by Entangled)
John Forbes Nash's work underpins a lot of modern theory; I'd probably plump for him. Benoit Mandelbrot made mathematics even more beautiful (a shallow, yet acceptable, justification).

EDIT - And Tom Lehrer, naturally.
I heard he plagiarized Lobachevsky's work

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Wendelin Werner

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