Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Strange siblings …

… The Weil Conjectures by Karen Olsson review – maths and mysticism | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

André was the abstract thinker, by now a well-known mathematician, whose parents had taken away his writing materials as a small child, only for him to scratch equations into a cement pavement with a rock instead. Simone was the worldly one, devoted to alleviating the suffering of others. 

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