Tag Archives: G. H. Hardy

The man who knew infinity

Apostolos Doxiadis is someone who has been mentioned several times here. He is responsible (at least in part) for several remarkable works on or about mathematics: a novel (Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture), a graphic novel (Logicomix, with Christos Papadimitriou), … Continue reading

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Real v recreational mathematics

A footnote to my report on Persi Diaconis’ lecture on Martin Gardner. Persi challenged us to consider the question: Is there a sharp division between “real” mathematics and “recreational” mathematics, and if so, where does it come? G. H. Hardy clearly thought … Continue reading

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Hardy on blogging

Having had to dig out G. H. Hardy’s A Mathematician’s Apology to look up what he had to say about the number 153, it was inevitable that I would re-read it, and wonder what attitude Hardy would have taken to mathematics blogging. … Continue reading

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