Abstract / Synopsis
Godfrey Harold Hardy (1877-1947), the magnificent analyst who “discovered” the enigmatic Ramanujan and penned A Mathematician’s Apology, is most widely known outside of mathematics for his work in genetics. How did Hardy, described by his colleague C.P. Snow as “the purest of the pure,” become one of the founders of modern genetics? We explore this question in light of Hardy's own ideas about pure and elegant mathematics.
Christenson, H. E. and Garcia, S. R. "G.H. Hardy: Mathematical Biologist," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 5 Issue 2 (July 2015), pages 96-102. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201502.08 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol5/iss2/8