Mathematics (CMC), Mathematics (Pomona)
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.
© 2012 Mark Huber and Gizem Karaali
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Huber, M, and Karaali, G., Mathematical creation, editorial, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 2 Issue 1 (January 2012), page 1. Available online at http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol2/iss1/2/