a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba"|
"Alfven, the Swedish physicist and astrophysicist who was
awarded the Nobel prize for his development of plasma physics
and magnetohydrodynamics (but is perhaps better remembered
for his anti-Big-Bang plasma cosmology), wrote a far-sighted
satiric fable about the alleged wonders of computer technology.
In addition, he mocked government bureaucracy and big business.
Two pages are devoted to the division of labor computers bring
to mathematics. Humans concentrate on formulating conjectures,
and machines to proving or refuting them."
|More information about this work can be found at public.lanl.gov.|
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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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