17th Year on the Web
(Article: Prof. Eliezer Biography)
Anonymous (16 Jul. 2012)
Prof Dirac had a diploma in engineering in bristol before doing mathematics at cambridge. Prof Rajan Hoole withdegree of electical engineering at peradenia much more cleverer than bothDirac and eliezer.Further what did LTTE acheive other leading the poor tamils up garden path into abyss.May be they failed o take into account what sjv told in 1975 if tamils go along the route of PLO when it was suggested by Thiruchelvam.
S D Kamalanathan (17 Jul. 2012)
Two vital points about Eliezer:
What SsK has written is a 'crude cut and paste' job from point 1. Except the two letters...
Point 2 highlights that Eliezer was not in favour of violent struggle. In spite of the fickle title Mamanithar.
Maham (19 Jul. 2012)
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Mrs.Eliezer for writing her
husband's biography. Prof.Eliezer was a role model for our
Tamil Diaspora. Achieving excellence and eminence in his
selected field, he used his earned reputation and respect to
help in our liberation struggle. That is how our younger generation
of Tamil Diaspora can help in our ongoing liberation struggle.He
was a shining example for all of us and that is why he was honoured with the 'Maamanithar' title. Hence, there is an important
and urgent need to document his noble and dedicated life to
inspire our future generations.We Tamils have failed to document
our history in the proper way and as a result history has abandoned the Tamils.In the Western countries you can note
that every Tom and Peter has a biography or a memoir but we have neglected that task. So it is imperative that we take care of it
by documenting the lives and events of our political and public
Anonymous (19 Jul. 2012)
PROF Eliezer no doubt a great tamil mathematician of 20th century.
Sachi Sri Kantha (19 Jul. 2012)
I have to strongly refute the comment made by S.D.Kamalanathan. I guess this guy cannot even count the words! The wikipedia reference he cites as reference 1 is a stub of a CJE article. It has 233 words. My review of CJE biography has 2,104 words, excluding the two letters of Paul Dirac. My review has almost 10 fold number of words and more details gleaned from the book I reviewed. Thus, his opinion 'crude cut and paste job' is erroneous. To the sangam site, I have authored more items on CJE than any other writer, which I have not repeated (I repeat, not repeated) in my review of Ranee's book.
Anonymous (20 Jul. 2012)
Maham you miss the point gloriously.
Nimal (25 Jul. 2012)
Prof. Eliezer is I think a distant relative of mine.
But however distant I still claim it!
Maham (30 Jul. 2012)
A shortened Tamil version based on this review appears in
yarl.com. To read it click the following link:
Anonymous (30 Jul. 2012)
Late Prof Mylvaganam former VC of colombo university and late Prof Nadarajah former chancellor of Jaffna univesity were my inspiration not late Prof Eliezer from school days.Late Prof Nadarajah's book on mathematics gave a glimpse of mathematical tripos of Cambridge university at A/L at the top school in ceylon and was awarded maths prize -a book by late Hardy of Cambridge which introduced me to Ramanujan at school.
Sachi Sri Kantha (5 Aug. 2012)
Erroneous facts are provided by the Anonymous (30 July) correspondent. Prof.A.W.Mailvaganam (1906-1987) never became a Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo. Prof. Tambyah Nadarajah (1917-2004) who served as the Chancellor of University of Jaffna was not a mathematician. He was a professor in law. Sivapragasam Nadarasar (1900- early 1970s?) was the mathematician, referred to by the Anonymous (30 July). He never held the rank of professor. He was a Reader in mathematics at the University of Colombo. If memory serves, S. Nadarasar died before the establishment of University of Jaffna.
One can receive inspirations from many scholars (within one's ethnic group or beyond one's ethnic group or even beyond national boundaries. But, that shouldn't mean one should engage in sophomoric delight in ignoring or belittling the valuable contributions to the society made by other esteemed scholars.
Dr. Neil Gunther (25 Aug. 2012)
Thank you to Sachi Sri Kantha for writing this review and including some very significant documentary images.
Since he was my M.Sc. thesis advisor (1975-76), my fond recollections of working with Prof. Eliezer and also our meeting with Dirac http://www.neilgunther.com/Dirac/dirac.html may be of interest to other readers.
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