
Re: An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics
Posted:
May 25, 2013 3:13 AM


On Sat, 25 May 2013 12:01:06 +0800, "Tom Potter" <tdp1001@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >"Sam Wormley" <swormley1@gmail.com> wrote in message >news:_udnc6yG7W_VgLMnZ2dnUVZ_q6dnZ2d@giganews.com... >> An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics >>> http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guestblog/2013/05/21/anunheraldedbreakthroughtherosettastoneofmathematics/ >> >>> Deligne's most spectacular results are on the interface of two areas >>> of mathematics: number theory and geometry. At first glance, the two >>> subjects appear to be lightyears apart. As the name suggests, number >>> theory is the study of numbers, such as the familiar natural numbers >>> (1, 2, 3, and so on) and fractions, or more exotic ones, such as the >>> square root of two. Geometry, on the other hand, studies shapes, such >>> as the sphere or the surface of a donut. But French mathematician >>> André Weil had a penetrating insight that the two subjects are in >>> fact closely related. In 1940, while Weil was imprisoned for refusing >>> to serve in the army during World War II. > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Weil > >"In January 1941, Weil and his family sailed from Marseille to New York. >He spent the war in the United States, >where he was supported by >the Rockefeller Foundation and Guggenheim Foundation." > >It is interesting to see that >when Jews were being ejected from Germany, >being forced to labor, >and supposedly being made into lamp shades. >..........
You know that lamp shade thing is a fake, ditto the soap story. There is another rumour which has not yet been disproved, they made seal gaskets for Uboats from Jewish hair. w.

