I will stop there, though more lists are available. Rather than spar with each other as to who should be on the list, I suggest time is better spent on discussing: 1) What is the criteria for being named a "great mathematician" and is publishing an important aspect (e.g. Fermat)? 2) Why do the lists show so much bias: Eurocentric, etc.? 3) Is it fair to compare mathematicians of a given century against mathematicians of another century, given that the term "mathematician" is a relatively recent occupation?
Jerry Johnson - ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan Crabtree" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 12:58 PM Subject: Re: Who is the greatest published mathematician in history? If you were asked..