For years the mathematics books at Foyles bookshop in London had their own room. It was a strange place, to the uninitiated inexplicably yellow. It had its own quirks rules and legends. There… Read More
Why English social fears did not stop me joining twitter and starting to like it.
A great post from Scott Aaronson on Shtetl-Optimized talking about rational literature, with the wonderful point that in many works that do mention science: the juvenile humor at the core of how science works will… Read More
This is a first obituary (of a sort) for these writings. I do not think I would have predicted that this would be a playwright, not a mathematician. This might seem a little… Read More
There is a theory that one can have too much freedom, at least in art. With constraints the imagination is forced to work harder, and might achieve an elegance and beauty unobtainable when… Read More