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In recent years, i learned quite a lot high powered mathematicians who are Chinese. Here's some list of Chinese mathematicians:
- Shiing-Shen Chern (陈省身) (b1911)
- Shing-Tung Yau (丘成桐) (b1949)
- Chuu-Lian Terng (滕楚蓮) (b ~1960)
- Terence Tao (陶哲轩) (b1975)
Wikipedia actually has a list: Category:Chinese mathematicians.
Chuu-Lian Terng is wife of Richard Palais. Richard i first met online in 1997, and them both in person in 2004, and has been personal friends since.
Here's some mathematicians that i admire. Typically, it more has to do with their subjects. Geometry, discrete math, combinatorics.
- H S M Coxeter (b1907)
- Branko Grunbaum (b1929)
- John Horton Conway (b1937)
- Bill Gosper (b1943)
- Stephen Wolfram (b1959)
Stephen i met in 1995.
There are quite a few more but off-hand these comes to mind.
There are so many mathematicians today, that one hardly know much of them. Is there a list that lists the top one thousand mathematicians?