I love how fundamentally similar Minkowski’s words on Lovelace and Eiffel’s on Hilbert are. They both emphasize how good both of them were at their jobs, and how singular they were in that respect, how both of them acted with decisiveness and according to a clear—if only to them—moral compass (compare “even in total dark, she never lost her way” to “he sacrificed every part of himself for what he thought was best…the best for everyone”).
The difference is how Minkowski and Eiffel place themselves in relation to the people they’re eulogizing—Minkowski is aspirational (she wants to be like Lovelace) while Eiffel doesn’t shy away from roundly condemning Hilbert (”Dr. Hilbert was a monster.”). And then how they turn to the future: Minkowski fully intends to live, dammit, carrying Lovelace’s memory with her (”I’ll always remember you.”). Eiffel, meanwhile, is looking ahead to his own death (”See you later, doc.”).
And meanwhile, Jacobi just wants to thank Maxwell for being his friend.