Remembering Bill Thurston, Mathematician Who Helped Us Understand the Shape of the Universe – Edward Tenner – The Atlantic

Mathematicians can cite many other examples of surprising applications. Could the 19th-century founders of mathematical logic have imagined where Alan Turing would take their new field a hundred years later? With the computer science that Turing founded, the once-abstract field of number theory became a foundation of cryptography. The mathematics of origami have contributed to […]

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