"A first-rate research institution with no teachers, no students, no classes, only researchers protected from the vicissitudes and pressures of the…
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Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr (1928-2015). was born in Bluefield, West Virginia in 1928. He died in a car crash in New Jersey on the 23rd of May…
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“The baseball announcer has it, of course, conveniently all wrong. Ted Williams is due to hit because he hasn’t hit for seven days. That’s red noise…
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Historians of science sometimes lament the fact certain historical figures are famous for the wrong reasons. Alan Turing (1912-54) is perhaps the best…
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“Diagonalization seems to show that there is an inexhaustibility phenomenon for definability similar to that for provability” — Franzén (2004) Georg…
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It’s fair to say that John F. Nash Jr. (1928-2015) didn’t earn much respect from pure mathematicians for his work in game theory. To them, his use of…
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In May of 1932, a viciously anti-Semetic illustrated brochure entitled Juden Sehen Dich An (“Jews are Watching You”) featured Einstein in its prologue…
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In public choice economics, the median voter theorem states that “In a majority rule voting system, the candidate/party most preferred by the median…
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Just before John Nash made his breakthrough discovery of the Nash equilibrium, he wrote his first paper on another problem later to be known as Nash’s…
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Eminent mathematician David Hilbert (1862-1943) is not known for his interest or works in economics. In fact, Hilbert never did any work in economics…
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Eight years ago, in 2013, I wrote an undergraduate thesis entitled ‘Prime Numbers and the Riemann Zeta Function’. About three years later, I published a…
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“Present awful possibilities of nuclear warfare may give way to others even more awful. After global climate control becomes possible, perhaps all our…
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