Re: martyrdom

From: Bill Humphries (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 11:19:08 PST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph S. Barrera III" <>
To: "Phil Carmody" <>

>Phil Carmody a écrit:
>> Mathematics should not have to involve martyrdom
>Why not?

I've always thought of Galois -- who, according to legend, wrote up his
notes on finite groups the night before he died in a duel -- as a martyr.

According to this article from The Hindu
( the
duel was fought over a matter of politics. This brings us back to the
current contentions on the list.

-- whump "Jesus died for your sins. Galois died for your groups."

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