Date: Nov 27, 1997 5:26 PM
Author: Gerry Myerson
Subject: Re: most famous codiscoverer gets credit (Matthew Effect) [was: This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 112)]



In article <347eb06a.81621900@news.zippo.com>, quentin@inhb.co.nz wrote:

> There are occasions when the anti-Matthews effect occurs.

Pell's equation is an example of this, named after Pell because there was
already too much stuff named after Fermat...

I'm not sure how to categorize what I first learned as the Weil Conjecture
(on elliptic curves) which seems to have migrated through Shimura-Taniyama-Weil
and is now mostly called Shimura-Taniyama.

Gerry Myerson (gerry@mpce.mq.edu.au)