Sunday, April 10, 2016

Of Mathematics and Diamonds

"No diamond can compete with the clarity of a mathematical sentence. When you successfully prove a new sentence, you hold in your hands a clear fragment of truth. It is an exceedingly rare privilege to devote your adult life to the search for truth. I reflect on this day and night."

-- mathematician Dr. Nathan Linial (from his 2016 Rothschild Prize acceptance speech)

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