Sunday, December 18, 2005

There are others you know

That's right. There are other mathematicians that are worth reading about. I'm tired of all the book reviews that deal with the popular Alan Turing (NYT) or John Nash and don't branch out to other entertaining geniuses. Hell, Paul Erdos was much more entertaining to read about in The Man Who Loved Only Numbers. As was Ramanujan in The Man Who Knew Infinity. All I'm saying is that there are many more marketable mathematicians to spruce up the review columns than the reviewers let on.

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