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Author:Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
Description: "With the Unabomber now firmly implanted in the public psyche as "a mathematician," the caricature of the mathematician as the misunderstood, antisocial loner has received a considerable boost. That much of mathematics these days is done by two or more mathematicians working in collaboration is overlooked when such caricatures are being bandied about. Also forgotten is that fact that practically all present-day mathematicians earn their daily crust by working alongside dozens of other academics at a college or university. Even for those mathematicians who spend most of their time engaged in highly esoteric, pure research, interaction with colleagues is an essential ingredient...." With a discussion of "The Fictionalization of Evariste Galois" by Tony Rothman.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Psychology
Math Ed Topics: Public Understanding of Math

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