Serendipity?

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Serendipity?

#1  Postby Macdoc » Nov 18, 2019 5:32 am

Something in the air??

Really enjoyed this tale ...I don't pretend to understand the details but love the illustration of science and math intersecting in curious minds. :cheers:

Three Physicists Stumbled Upon a Striking Mathematical Discovery
Describing neutrino oscillations is notoriously tricky. The search for a shortcut led to unexpected places.
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NOVEMBER 17, 2019


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Re: Serendipity?

#2  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Nov 18, 2019 4:59 pm

Bookmarking. :book:
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#3  Postby OlivierK » Nov 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Interesting.

Many, many years ago when I was 17, I represented Australia in an international high-school maths competition. Terry Tao was the reserve for our team in case one of us got sick and couldn't go. He was good enough, but not yet 10 years old, and the organisers felt he'd have plenty more opportunities to show his skills as he got older (he did!).

On the other hand, matrix algebra was the subject that just about made me chuck maths in at uni - I've never had a feel for it at all.
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