Robert Kanigel Quotes


Plenty of mathematicians, Hardy knew, could follow a stepbystep discursus unflagginglyyet counted for nothing beside Ramanujan. Years later, he would contrive an informal scale of natural mathematical ability on which he assigned himself a 25 and Littlewood a 30. To David Hilbert, the most eminent mathematician of the day, he assigned an 80. To Ramanujan he gave 100.

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Robert Kanigel
 Born: May 28, 1946
 Occupation: Author
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