A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
blkmrc
 3 years ago
Who is the most important Mathematician in last century
blkmrc
 3 years ago
Who is the most important Mathematician in last century

This Question is Closed

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@klimenkov, If it weren't for mathematicians, you'd be still living in the stone ages.

Directrix
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@blkmrc Look at the list of winners of the Fields medals for the 20th century http://www.mathunion.org/general/prizes/fields/details/ We cannot look at the Nobel prize winners in mathematics because the prize is not awarded in the area of mathematics. There's drama about that. My personal choice is Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry. Perhaps, others will add their favorite.

ZeHanz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Have you heard of Alan Turing? A British mathematician who helped cracking the code of the German Enigma machines in WWII. After the war, he did research on the way digital computers work. His work is also very important in the field of Artificial Intelligence. One of his ideas was the "Universal Turing Machine", an imaginary machine that works like a computer. Essentially he proved that every computer, no matter what program or operating system it uses, is exactly the same. He is also known for the "Turing Test", in which a human asks questions to another person or a machine. Mostly, there are only a few questions necessary to reveal that the other side is not a person, but a computer. A computer program that passes the Turing Test is said to have Artificial Intelligence.

SWAG
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Please disregard the reply from @klimenkov. Most Ambassadors do not reply in such manner. As @Directrix said it is really all about your choice in who you think and your own personal opinion. Many Mathematician have got us where we are today. I suggest checking out @Directrix link for some more info. if you need more assistance please feel free to message me :)

klimenkov
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sorry, I did not think that this would hurt you.
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.