In the history of mathematics and economics, Karl Menger is a fairly anonymous figure. This, perhaps, for a few reasons. Although he was a prodigy, Karl was also the son of another great mind, Carl Menger. Carl (the father) is considered the father of Austrian Economics. Their n…
Hi there. Around 2010, as an undergraduate in mathematics I fell absolutely in love with the Riemann hypothesis (RH), as one does. I spent Friday night…
If asset prices in the short term show an identifiable pattern, won’t speculators find this pattern and exploit it, thereby eliminating it?
“Oh, by the way, what was it that they were playing?” asked von Neumann. “Nash,” answered Tucker, allowing the corners of his mouth to turn up ever so …
Episode 5: The Eccentricities of J. Robert OppenheimerThis episode of The Privatdozent Podcast is based on the May 25th 2021 newsletter ‘The Eccentricities of J. Robert Oppenheimer'. Read by Steve King, th…
“There is a rumor in America that there are two intelligent races on Earth: Humans and Hungarians” — Isaac Asimov
“I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a du…
Mathematician Alexander Grothendieck was born in 1928 to anarchist parents who left him to spend the majority of his formative years with foster parent…
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