Archive | March, 2013

Review of “Measuring the World” by Daniel Kehlmann

In 1828, Carl Fredrich Gauss, the “Prince of Mathematics,” traveled from his home in Göttingen, Germany, to Berlin at the invitation of Alexander von Humboldt, the world-renowned explorer.  By the time of the meeting Gauss was already widely recognized as the greatest mathematician of his time.  Some would even today a rank him as the […]

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February and March Madness

Today I’m starting a new category of posts called “News.” They will focus on personal developments in my life that relate in some way to my blog on fiction about science. I’m writing this first news post because I haven’t been keeping up with a promise I made earlier to put up a post every […]

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