woensdag 20 augustus 2014


Onderschat: het nut van traagheid. De jongste winnares van de Field-Medal (de Nobelprijs wiskunde a.h.w.)  legt uit:

Mirzakhani likes to describe herself as slow. Unlike some mathematicians who solve problems with quicksilver brilliance, she gravitates toward deep problems that she can chew on for years. “Months or years later, you see very different aspects” of a problem, she said. There are problems she has been thinking about for more than a decade. “And still there’s not much I can do about them,” she said.

Knap achtergrondstuk, via Wired (hier). Het prentje: via Business Week.

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