In article <email@example.com>, WM <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 16 Jul., 11:09, James Dow Allen <jdallen2...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > One of my hobbies is reading about the history of mathematics. > > Reading about Joseph Liouville, who brought Galois' work to the > > attention > > of the world and made important advances in mathematical physics, > > has led me to the conclusion that he is largely underappreciated. > > For example: > > > > The > > webpagehttp://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=u. > > .. > > shows interesting number-theory results by Joseph Liouville and makes > > the interesting claim: > > > > > Nowadays this identity has fallen into obscurity together > > > with most other number-theoretic results of Liouville, > > > who had discovered more formulae in number theory > > > than anyone else in history, Ramanujan included. > > > > Comments? > > I don't know of his number theoretic work, but agree that he has been > underappreciated. He discovered the transcendental numbers and he > anticipated Heisenberg's uncertainty relation by his phase space > theorem. > > Regards, WM
How many mathematicians have BOTH a crater on the moon AND a street in Paris named after them?