Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Math Becomes Fashionable

At about age three my grandaughter, Zoe, became very fashion conscious. She would change clothes three to four times a day, draping a scarf/tablecloth/towel around her shoulders to go with some of the oddest collections of tops and skirts that could be imagined. She would study every commercial with "Sarahaca Jessica Parker" as she named her, and told my beautiful wife Jeannie, "Nan, she's SOOO fashionable."
Well, Zoe is a little older now, and even more fashion conscious, so I'm sure she will be thrilled to know that her old grandfather is finally fashionable. I know because it is in the Wall Street Journal.

Math becomes fashionable, focus shifts
Mathematician Stanley J. Osher, whose firms Cognitech Inc., Luminescent Inc., and Level Set Systems Inc. are all solving real world problems, says it’s an “incredible time for mathematicians".


See the story here.
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