"Mathematics is not the rigid and rigidity-producing schema that the layman thinks it is; rather, in it we
find ourselves at that meeting point of constraint and freedom that is the very essence of human nature." - Hermann Weyl
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs,
and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning". - Rich Cook
"Doing research in mathematics is frustrating and if being frustrated is
something you cannot get used to, then mathematics may not be an ideal
occupation for you" - Peter Sarnak
"Hoi Nandor, komm nach Deutschland, wenn Du schon sowieso ein stolzer Schwabe bist. Das ist Deutschland , dieses Lied,
und nicht der Hollywood Scheiss mit Indiana Jones. Die Jungs in Bonn bei Max Planck Institut verstehen auch was von Mathematik.
Gauss war ein BRAUNSCHWEIGER !" - Sándor Kiss
I proudly claim that my Erdős
Number is exactly 3. The reason is that four co-authors of mine,
I. Bárány, E. Gutkin, E. W. Kiss, and M. Misiurewicz are listed on the web
People with Erdős number at most two, and I am not (yet) on that list.
This material is based upon work supported
by the National Science
Foundation under Grant DMS 0457168.
E-mail: my-last-name at math dot uab dot edu
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This is the gold standard for playing Bach - piano.Should one dare to
touch the piano keys and pretend to get some sound out of it after
listening to the son of Bach in earth playing this heavenly music?
(Listener's comment to the YouTube footage below.)
Why not fully embrace the greatest artistic achievements of human spirit? Why
not carefully and joyfully listen to the masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach
and the (Viennese) High Classical style, like (just to mention a few great