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Rincorse (1994)
Dario Voltolini

Contributed by Michele Benzi, Emory University

The title means "Run-ups" in Italian. The book tells the story of a young, talented mathematician who travels trough Italy interviewing for jobs at various companies. During one of the interviews he tells a skeptical would-be employer, an engineer, about his thesis on the structure of symplectic groups; he also describes his computer skills, the only ones that the employer might have any actual interest in.

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