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Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. “Immortality” may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.

—G. H. Hardy

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A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

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Tessellating the Hardy-Ramanujan Taxicab Number, 1729, Bedrock of Integer Sequence A198775.

Here is Trefoil Lattice Labyrinth (32,15). There’s something rather special about it.

According to the celebrated story, the English mathematician G.H.Hardy arrived at the hospital bedside of his Indian protege ( the autodidact mathematical genius) Srinivasa Ramanujan in London taxi number… 1,253 more words

Trefoil Labyrinths


This is about G. H. Hardy and Sylvia Plath: Hardy quâ author of A Mathematician’s Apology (1940); Plath, The Bell Jar (1963).

I first read Plath only recently, after encountering… 1,134 more words


Jeremy Irons at the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony

Jeremy Irons was a presenter at the 2017 Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center on December 4, 2016 in Mountain View, California. 212 more words

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Have You Seen The Man Who Knew Infinity?

On the flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town, my seat assignment was changed, so instead of an incredible view out my window,
I saw the middle of a huge wing for eleven hours. 382 more words


Jeremy Irons on StarTalk

Jeremy Irons and The Man Who Knew Infinity director Matt Brown were guests on StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. The episode aired on the National Geographic Channel on Monday 7 November 2016. 10 more words

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