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April 15, 2010

Math-Art on the Bowery

sims.jpgWhile pursuing his doctorate in dynamical systems, John Sims was drawn to explore the connections between mathematics and art. Now curating a year-long series of math–art shows at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, the conceptual artist explains his work...[pdf] [text]

Beyond the Tragic Genius

dawn.jpgA lonely man flirts with madness to recover truth—or so it goes in films from Pi to Proof. But where did the figure of the tragic mathematician originate? In Duel at Dawn, historian Amir Alexander pierces the haze that has gathered around great mathematical lives to reveal gloriously complicated men... [pdf] [text]

April 20, 2010

Robert Pound, Physicist

20pound_CA0.jpeg Robert Pound, a Harvard physicist whose experiments confirmed general relativity and paved the way for magnetic resonance imaging, died on April 12 in Belmont, Mass. He was a tinkerer at heart. One student recalls finding him in the machine shop, turning a piece of metal on the lathe in his bow tie and tweeds... [text]

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