Friday, August 07, 2009

wikιs (of a barely mathematical nature).

odd: i've visited mathscinet every day, this week.

(in comparison, i visit the arχiv and wιkipedia abotu every other day.)

speaking of wιkis,

Edwιn Evarιste Moisε (pronounced /moʊˈiːz/; December 22, 1918 – December 18, 1998) was an American mathematician and mathematics education reformer. After his retirement from mathematics he became a literary critic of 19th century English poetry and had several notes published in that field.

huh. a rather pleasant retirement ..!

as long as we're bringing up unexpected career pairings,

Hεdy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American actress and scientist. Though known primarily for her acting (she was a major MGM contract star), she also co-invented an early form of spread spectrum communications technology, a key to modern wireless communication.

wow: beauty and brains. speaking of which, i recommend "H.M. Pu1ham, Esq." despite the dry title, it's a rather charming film.

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