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Simon Norton

Simon Norton died last week. I got the news yesterday. I have written about Simon here before, after reading Alexander Masters’ biography. I have no intention of rehearsing Simon’s eccentricities. But he had an extraordinary talent and insight into mathematics, … Continue reading

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Two lives

Two lives in mathematics and physics are treated in recent books: Feynman, a comic book biography by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick; and The Genius in my Basement: The Biography of a Happy Man by Alexander Masters, a book which … Continue reading

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