I think Terry Tao is a budding mathematical hero.

- katastrofa
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No idea who's Terry Tao, but I witnessed the cult of Stefan Banach.

math have their heroes, but slightly different than physics heroes

" "I'm not interested in money or fame; I don't want to be on display like an animal in a zoo." Perleman

so quite silent (slightly "nerdy") heroes we can possibly say.

physicist heros more outspoken:

Mathematican versus Physicists

" "I'm not interested in money or fame; I don't want to be on display like an animal in a zoo." Perleman

so quite silent (slightly "nerdy") heroes we can possibly say.

physicist heros more outspoken:

Mathematican versus Physicists

He was awarded the Fields Medal in 2006 at the age of 31 "for his contributions to partial differential equations, combinatorics, harmonic analysis and additive number theory", and has continued to branch out ever since:No idea who's Terry Tao, but I witnessed the cult of Stefan Banach.

https://www.math.ucla.edu/~tao/preprints/

And, by all accounts I have come across, he is a nice guy.

- katastrofa
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Thanks and apologies for my ignorance. My mathematical culture was higher when my sister lived in London (she's a mathematician).

(It seems Tao should get a special reward for the number of collaborations!)

(It seems Tao should get a special reward for the number of collaborations!)

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Indeed, Banach was one of the major lights of Functional Analysis. Wasn't he a chain smoker and drank in bar (in Kracow??)No idea who's Terry Tao, but I witnessed the cult of Stefan Banach.

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- katastrofa
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Oh, c'mon! You know it was in Lviv, The Scottish Café - still open! He had no equal in maths, but also drinking cognac (but he out-drunk the strongest Russian heads), smoking and romancing with young women. Some of these must have killed him.

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Lagrange is #1.

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Lagrange is #1.

Poincare was a polymath.

Poincare was a polymath.

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