> An iniquitous question, perhaps, but certainly > there are mathematicians still living who are, > for one reason or another, more widely known. > It exposes my background, perhaps, but I would > include Perelman, Wiles, Graham and Conway. > > Who would you nominate for your current (or near > current) top 10? Impossible, of course, since > there are now more mathematicians living than > have ever lived before, but it's a different > twist than asking for the greatest ever. > > Feel free to include nominations for "greatest > ever" as well: > > Euler, Gauss, Eudoxus, Fermat, ... > > And of course, Erdos.
living/recently living (in alphabetical order):
1.Armand Borel 2.Jean Bourgain 3.Louis de Branges 4.Israel Gelfand 5.Alexander Grothendieck 6.Mark Krein 7.Serge Lang 8.Jean Leray 9.Saharon Shelah 10.Arthur Harold Stone