Sexy maths

I have already written about this year’s Abel Prize winner, Mikhail Gromov in earlier posts, but an article by Marcus du Sautoy in Times Online motivated an addition to the earlier posts. The article is called “Sexy maths: Drawing parallels in geometry”. In this article, du Sautoy claims that Gromov has made

(…) some of the most revolutionary contributtions to geometry since those of Euclid.

The article gives an interesting insight into some of the most important aspects of the historical development of geometry, with Euclid’s parallel postulate as a pivotal point. An excellent article by du Sautoy, who is a mathematician himself.

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