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Cornelius Lanczos

Cornelius (Cornel) Lanczos was a Hungarian-American and later Hungarian-Irish mathematician and physicist. According to GyΓΆrgy Marx he was one of The Martians.

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It is a well-known experience that the only truly enjoyable and profitable way of studying mathematics is the method of "filling in details" by one's own efforts.
Most of the arts, as painting, sculpture, and music, have emotional appeal to the general public. This is because these arts can be experienced by some one or more of our senses. Such is not true of the art of mathematics; this art can be appreciated only by mathematicians, and to become a mathematician requires a long period of intensive training. The community of mathematicians is similar to an imaginary community of musical composers whose only satisfaction is obtained by the interchange among themselves of the musical scores they compose.
Astronomy was the cradle of the natural sciences and the starting point of geometrical theories. β€” Β© Cornelius Lanczos
Astronomy was the cradle of the natural sciences and the starting point of geometrical theories.
The community of mathematicians is similar to an imaginary community of musical composers whose only satisfaction is obtained by the interchange among themselves of the musical scores they compose.
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