Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Proof and its discontents

Many thanks to Hoagie for pointing out a great article about the Poincare Conjecture. See Manifold Destiny by Sylvia Nassar and David Gruber in the New Yorker.

It's not so much about the math, but about the people doing the math. Along the way we learn why proof, acceptance, and recognition might not always coincide.

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