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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

One Heckuva Mathematician…

  …but not my grandparent :-(

Bernhard Riemann is likely my favorite historical mathematician (...and thus my adoption of his name for this blog); he is easily one of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived… no telling how much more he would've accomplished had he not died at the all-too-young age of 40.

 A biography of him here:

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Riemann.html 

And someone has put together this nice (10-min.) video tribute to
him (the treatment of the zeta-function/"Riemann Hypothesis" beginning at the 4:30 min. mark is especially entertaining):





ADDENDUM: This is WAAAAY beyond my neuronal capacity, but Dick Lipton/Ken Regan have just put up a seemingly fascinating new post concerning Riemann's zeta function for those able to follow it here:

http://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/the-amazing-zeta-code/




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