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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Zero friends paradox

(Dutch) mathematician Ionica Smeets explains why your friends ( very likely ) have more friends than you do. What if you have zero friends like me? Would that be a paradox? Ionica Smeets and one of her friends (...) have a very nice website about mathematics, unfortunately it is in Dutch. If you still want to have a look go here. They maintain a list of famous, yet still living mathematicians. Don Knuth, Ron Graham and Martin Aigner are not on that list. But Terence Tao is. ( ... )
( UPDATE: Corrected after comment received. )

1 comment:

  1. They are not our favourite mathematicians! We ask other mathematicians about their favourites. The Dutch language might obscure this ;-)

    We keep our girly preferences to ourselves.


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