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p. 1268. Some frequently asked questionslocked

  • Timothy Gowers

Abstract

Is it true that mathematicians are past it by the time they are 30? Why are there so few women mathematicians? Do mathematics and music go together? Why do so many people positively dislike mathematics? ‘Some frequently asked questions’ looks at these common questions and provides answers and thoughts on these topics. It considers the mathematicians behind the mathematics and gives an insight into what it is like to work in the field of mathematics. Other questions involve the use of computers in mathematics, mathematical research, and how theorems and proofs can be beautiful.

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