Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Thursday, December 14

Mystic Math

I have found concrete evidence for my earlier assertion that topologists are like gypsies:

"This procedure is in accordance with the following semi-mystical principle which seems to help guide much present day mathematical research..."
-Massey, Algebraic Topology, 1967

I will continue to add evidence as I find it.

In case anyone is bored by my math musings, I have the following quote to put things in perspective:

"Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."
-Einstein (though can anyone really be sure about all the quotes attributed to Einstein?)

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