1. Can you please provide me the links to Greatest Mathematician and Greatest Indian Mathematician

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• I'm not sure it is possible to say who is the greatest mathematician. There have been so many ... Newton, Galois, Euler, Gauss, Perelman, Euclid, ... and they all "stood on the shoulders of giants".

I read an excellent book, many years ago, called Journey Through Genius (by William Dunham) which described about a dozen great theorems and the people behind them. It gave a great insight into several brilliant mathematicians.

I don't know if he is the greatest Indian mathematician, but he is certainly impressive for being self-taught and for his amazing insights: Srinivasa Ramanujan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and so many others ...

I might put Amartya Sen in the list as well just for the importance of some of his ideas.

• Yeah you could make a whole list of possible candidates and take your pick:

Isaac Newton
Archimedes
Carl F. Gauss
Leonhard Euler
Bernhard Riemann
Euclid
Henri Poincaré
Joseph-Louis Lagrange
David Hilbert
Gottfried W. Leibniz
Alexandre Grothendieck
Pierre de Fermat
Niels Abel
Évariste Galois
John von Neumann
Karl W. T. Weierstrass
René Déscartes
Brahmagupta
Carl G. J. Jacobi
Srinivasa Ramanujan

For india maybe: Panini (Panini biography)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pāṇini

• The Fibonacci series

It is well known that the golden section is closely related to the Fibonacci series. (Leonardo Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician who lived in the years 1179-1240 ad. He brought the Arabic numbers in to Europe.) The Fibonacci Series is serie of numbers which is started with 0+1, and you just keep on adding the last two numbers to get the next number, 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144,233,377,610,987 and so on. You can get the Phi ratio by dividing always the last numbers. We don't know how these numbers can be so closely related to eachother, but maybe we'll learn later on.

• Strange beat me to it. Ramanujan's story is inspiring.

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