Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Poincare' Conjecture

I spent an entire Sunday afternoon reading up on the Poincare' conjecture, thanks to this link from Abi, and a few "heads up"s from friends on Facebook.

One thing led to the other, I stumbled upon this New Yorker article called "Manifold Destiny", by Sylvia Nasser (of A Beautiful Mind fame) and David Gruber. If you like stories of big egos, monumental leaps in science doused with a certain tabloid appeal, this is an amazing read.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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