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1763 : Mei Juecheng
|Benoit Mandelbrot||Edwin Hubble||Timothy Gowers|
Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialities. The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.
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University of St Andrews, Scotland