Sir Michael Francis Atiyah: “The Discrete and the Continuous from James Clerk Maxwell to Alan Turing” The dichotomy between discrete and continuous splits algebra from analysis, quantum from classical, information from energy, Leibniz from Newton and Turing from Maxwell. But this separation is illusory: great scientists bridged the gap.

- Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, Fields Medal, 1966 | Abel Prize, 2004