Title

Mathematical Creation

Document Type

Editorial

Department

Mathematics (CMC), Mathematics (Pomona)

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

mathematics, creation

Abstract

Evariste Galois lived far too short a life, but managed a burst of mathematical creativity that astounds the imagination. In this issue, Andrea Albrecht introduces us to a short story of Perutz that reimagines the last days of Galois through a fictional protagonist. Along the way, Perutz examines the act of creation from different perspectives, and Albrecht examines his work through the lens of the philosophy of Augustine.

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© 2012 Mark Huber and Gizem Karaali

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