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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Conversations Across Millennia


Sunday reflection:
"Ask mathematicians about their experience of the craft, and most will talk about an intense feeling of intellectual camaraderie. 'A very central part of any mathematician's life is this sense of connection to other minds, alive today and going back to Pythagoras,' said Steven Strogatz, a professor of mathematics at Cornell University. 'We are having this conversation with each other going over millennia.'"
 -- Gareth Cook in the NY Times (2015)

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