Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lost in Translation

J. E. Littlewood told a cute story about a paper he supposedly published in the Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des sciences de Paris. The paper had three footnotes, which read, in French: I am greatly indebted to Prof. Riesz for … Continue reading

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The writing on the wall

South wall. Hover to magnify. A place where thousands of people suffered and died makes an uncomfortable tourist destination, yet looking away from the horror seems even worse than staring. And so, when Ros and I were driving from Prague … Continue reading

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