Sunday, April 11, 2010

More about the mathematician Perelman

He Conquered the Conjecture by John Allen Paulos in the New York Review of Books is a review of Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century by Masha Gessen a biography of the Russian mathematician Grigoriy Perelman who recently solved a long-standing problem in topology, the Poincaré conjecture.

Markets, Theory and Reality

Hedging America by Robert M. Solow in the magazine The New Republic. Solow is a Nobel Prize winning economist who also happened to teach my macroeconomics class at MIT many a moon ago. The article discusses the theory behind markets and how the reality from time to time falls conspicuously short.