tarascon wrote:Wildcard wrote:Personally, I would vote for either Euler or Gauss.

Certainly would agree with those two lads. And which of the two would cross the finish line as the greatest? I would say Gauss though if Zeno's paradox of the Tortoise and Achilles applies I'd say that line might never be crossed.

I'm smitten with the work of Bernhard Riemann and Georg Cantor--why is a topic for later because I have to rush off to work--and of these two my favorite is Cantor because I love the deep imagination inducing science fiction-like realm of Transfinite numbers (and Set Theory in general). That and the fact that during his final institutionalization, Cantor decided to spend the rest of his time writing about Shakespeare. I guess he took Hamlet's line to heart: "I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space..."

Gauss always wins the polls on various forms when it comes to this question