tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post2211585949411934364..comments2020-11-29T02:07:43.911-05:00Comments on Information Processing: Wigner recollectionsSteve Hsuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02428333897272913660noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post-91517665438994454892010-11-29T03:01:52.276-05:002010-11-29T03:01:52.276-05:00I don't think Wigner would disagree with you. ...I don't think Wigner would disagree with you. It's just that he would rate Einstein's insights and actual achievements beyond those of vN. A lot of mathematicians have come to characterize vN as (incredibly) quick, but not necessarily deep. Probably unfair, but you see the point that g does not equal achievement.steve hsuhttp://duende.uoregon.edu/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post-7265872860821542402010-11-29T02:50:13.579-05:002010-11-29T02:50:13.579-05:00I doubt exceedingly much Einstein had a greater IQ...I doubt exceedingly much Einstein had a greater IQ/g than Neumann. <br /><br />Van Neumann would easily solve in class the challenge problems Polya posted on the blackboard. <br />Polya said of Von Neumann that he was far and away his brightest student and the only student he ever genuinely feared. <br /><br />His mathematical precocity brought Gabor Szego to tears.Bossmanglbnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post-882965045433132412010-10-27T01:17:37.673-04:002010-10-27T01:17:37.673-04:00I'm sure Pauli was mentioned at least in passi...I'm sure Pauli was mentioned at least in passing but I don't recall anything striking.steve hsuhttp://duende.uoregon.edu/noreply@blogger.com