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Misha Alekhnovich (1978-2006), a very talented mathematician in the area of Complexity Theory: http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~razborov/files/misha_sigact.pdf See also: http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~razborov/files/foreword.pdf


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The answer given by njuffa is very convincing and attractive to me, but just in case if someone is interested to know exactly and briefly what Kornblum's mathematical contribution was, then she/ he can read page 130 of the book "Number Theory 2: Introduction to Class Field Theory" (by Kazuya Kato, Nobushige Kurokawa, Takeshi Saito) (I can not be ...


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I can't speak to whether my father (John David Thomas II) is the author of Thomas' Plank and Thomas'Corkscrew, but he DEFINITELY is the John Thomas you reference that taught at NMSU. I am grateful to you for your efforts to give credit to my father (who passed away on June 11th of this year), if he indeed is the person who wrote those papers. A bit more ...


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Ted Kazynski Ph.D. Univ. Michigan, 1967 specialty: complex analysis Prize-winning dissertation, his advisor Alan Shields called it the best thesis he had ever directed. 1968, appointed Assistant Professor at Berkeley Resigned suddenly, June 30, 1969. Disappeared. Not seen for more than 25 years. We now know he spent many years "off the grid" in a ...


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There are some other examples of physicists and mathematicians disappeared after Majorana. Vladimir Alexandrov disappeared in 1985 at 47. He created a mathematical model for the nuclear winter theory and the circumstances of his disappearance have never been clarified (maybe they were related to his work). Boris Weisfeiler was a US algebrist who disappeared ...


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My copy of Laura Toti Rigatelli's biography of Galois (Vita Mathematica, Volume 11), gives the following account of Galois's end in Section 4, "To Louis-Philippe!" and Section 5, "A Pointless Death": Galois was a political prisoner during a period of unrest against the French monarchy under Louis-Philippe (he was one of the republicans ...


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Ada Lovelace, the 1st computer programmer, died at 36yo. From Wiki: Lovelace died at the age of 36 on 27 November 1852,[48] from uterine cancer probably exacerbated by bloodletting by her physicians.[49] The illness lasted several months, in which time Annabella took command over whom Ada saw, and excluded all of her friends and confidants. Under her mother'...


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I think it is fairly obvious from the quote that Arnold is blaming Hardy's neglect for Ramanujan's death. The real question is whether his charge is supported by evidence. Arnold's evidence comes from unnamed "Indian colleagues" who got it from also unnamed "Indian physicist", accompanied by his personal "it seems" diagnosis of ...


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Siegel's original monograph of 1956 is available as Vorlesungen uber Himmelsmechanik (Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften), Springer, June 11, 1956. The expanded 1971 edition, authored with Moser is available as Lectures on Celestial Mechanics, Springer, January 31, 1971.


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