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cheryl-l-snell's picture
Mar.15.2010
Nela Sambashivan returns to her native India to research the mathematics of collectives. She is drawn into the lives of ten year old Ranu, the cunning motel-keeper who exploits her, and an unscrupulous Uncle who believes that everything is for sale. Nela’s transformation from abstract thinker to...
andrew-kaplan's picture
Sep.23.2008
Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for...