Tag Archives: Terence Tao

Game, Set, Match

Games provide structure. And this is a particular kind of structure because the structure of a game often leads to creative thought. It’s a casual environment where the mind can wander. Set is a particularly famous game amongst mathematicians. If you … Continue reading

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Requirements: “Genius”

Particularly in mathematics, the cult of genius is pervasive. Either you’ve got it or you don’t. Mathematics, the cultural norm dictates, is about innate talent. Just consider the Fields Medal: the “Nobel prize of mathematics” which can only be given to mathematicians … Continue reading

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