Évariste Galois

Évariste Galois

Évariste Galois (October 25, 1811May 31, 1832) was a French mathematician, who, while still in his teens, developed the well-known Galois theory. Galois theory is capable to determine whether a polynomial with rational coefficient can be solved by radicals and give a clear insight about what kind of length ratio can be constructed by compass and straightedge, thereby solving the long-standing problems.


  • ... un auteur ne nuit jamais tant à ses lecteurs que quand il dissimule une difficulté.
    • ... an author never does more damage to his readers than when he hides a difficulty.
    • in the preface of Deux mémoires d'Analyse pure, October 8, 1831, edited by Jules Tannery (1908). Manuscrits de Évariste Galois. Gauthier-Villars. p. 27. 
  • Il parait après cela qu'il n'y a aucun fruit à tirer de la solution que nous proposons.
    • It seems there is no fruit to be drawn from the solution we offer.

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