But the MOST significant contribution by 20th-Century human
mathematicians and computer scientists
was the creation of COMPUTER ALGEBRA. It is
still in a very preliminary stage, but is already revolutionizing
the way we DO and THINK about mathematics. Even computer foes
often `cheat' and use Maple or Mathematica on the side.
It is a scandal that, so far, the pioneers of computer algebra
did not get their due recognition by the mathematical establishment.
One glaring oversight, reminiscent of Gödel only becoming
a professor at the age of 47, is that Bruno BUCHBERGER,
the great pioneer of computer algebra, whose algorithm revolutionized
all the spectrum of mathematics, from robotics to very abstract
algebraic geometry, does not get a tiny fraction of the recognition
granted to the Atiyahs and the Botts.
He is not even a member of the Academy of Science of
his native Austria!
But one should not fault
this or that specific Academy. After all, at least today,
national academies consist of
members of that narrow-minded, short-sighted species
called humans.
Bruno Buchberger's heritage, and his Gröbner Bases
will survive long after most of
the current members of the
Austrian Academy of Science will be forgotten. -- quote from Doron Zeilberger (http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~zeilberg/Opinion47.html)_______________________________________________ Axiom-developer mailing list [hidden email] https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/axiom-developer |
thank you for this inspirational quote from Doron, Tim. note that SIGSAM has managed to honor Bruno with the prestigious Paris Kanellakis Award in 2007 http://www.sigsam.org/Awards/KanellakisAward.html I personally spend a lot of time working on his nomination, with Mark Giesbrecht, Emil Volcheck and others. In the end, we were delighted to be successful. see here: http://www.sigsam.org/awards/jenks/ for the procedures governing the Jenks Award. all the best, Ilias On Thu, 8 Sep 2016, Tim Daly wrote: > But the MOST significant contribution by 20th-Century human > mathematicians and computer scientists was the creation of COMPUTER > ALGEBRA. It is still in a very preliminary stage, but is already > revolutionizing the way we DO and THINK about mathematics. Even computer > foes often `cheat' and use Maple or Mathematica on the side. It is a > scandal that, so far, the pioneers of computer algebra did not get their > due recognition by the mathematical establishment. One glaring > oversight, reminiscent of G?del only becoming a professor at the age of > 47, is that Bruno BUCHBERGER, the great pioneer of computer algebra, > whose algorithm revolutionized all the spectrum of mathematics, from > robotics to very abstract algebraic geometry, does not get a tiny > fraction of the recognition granted to the Atiyahs and the Botts. He is > not even a member of the Academy of Science of his native Austria! But > one should not fault this or that specific Academy. After all, at least > today, national academies consist of members of that narrow-minded, > short-sighted species called humans. Bruno Buchberger's heritage, and > his Gr?bner Bases will survive long after most of the current members of > the Austrian Academy of Science will be forgotten. > > -- quote from Doron Zeilberger (http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~zeilberg/Opinion47.html) > > Tim > > > _______________________________________________ Axiom-developer mailing list [hidden email] https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/axiom-developer |
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