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Mathematics to the Rescue: Computing the Root of all Evil

Michael Joswig pointed my attention to the following unbelievable front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine.  

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The Intermediate Value Theorem Applied to Football

My idea (in my teenage years) of how to become a professional basketball player was a bit desperate. To cover for my height and my athletic (dis)abilities, I would simply practice how to shoot perfectly from every corner of the … Continue reading

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Mathematics to the Rescue

  It was my first day as a postdoc at MIT, and after landing at Logan Airport I took a taxi to a relative in Beverly, north of Boston, where I was going to stay for a few days while looking for a … Continue reading

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