a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
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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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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