Thursday, November 02, 2006

Thought for a rainy day.

Mathematician V.I.Arnold ( according to official rumours, he missed a Fields medal because Kolomogrov did not write a letter in time) says:

Among other important things Poincare explained that 'only non-interesting problems might be formulated
unambiguously and solved completely'.

The quote is from the book "Mathematics:Frontiers and Perspectives" Edited by Arnold, Atiyah, Lax and Mazur, Published by Amer. Math. Soc. 1999.

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