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 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!
(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)