a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A woman with flowing white hair and flowing white robes sits next to a mathematician on a plane and very casually helps him to prove the Riemann Hypothesis.
This short story appeared in the author's regular column "Mathematically Bent" in Volume 42 Issue 2 of The Mathematical Intelligencer. The stories in his column are always mathematical fiction, but I am in the habit of only listing a few that stand out (and the collected anthologies) here. To me, this one stood out as not just being a joke, not just some math puns strung together into a story, but something a bit more serious and thought-provoking.
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)
(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)