Akram Khan on Srinivasa Ramanujan BBC Radio 4 Great lives with Matthew Parris and Robin Wilson
“Because prime numbers didn’t let us down this year” by Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American.
“While reading more about Feynman’s derivation of the Schrödinger equation in Schweber’s book QED and the Men who made it I ended up finding a mention to an undated two-page manuscript written by Feynman about Fermat’s Last Theorem. The manuscript doesn’t appear in the book but Schweber casts some light on Feynman’s approach which I will try to explain here in more detail.”
What can you say about a thirty-two-year-old mathematician who died? That he loved numbers and equations. That he had a mysteriously intimate understanding of infinite numerical processes (infinite sums, infinite products, infinite continued fractions, and the like). That to the mathematicians of England, his ideas seemed to spring from nowhere — while he himself said […]
via Science Alert.
“It’s been named the Boolean Pythagorean Triples problem, and was first posed by California-based mathematician Ronald Graham back in the 1980s.”