The Riemann Hypothesis

Hilbert had a student who one day presented him with a paper purporting to prove the Riemann Hypothesis. Hilbert studied the paper carefully and was really impressed by depth of the argument; but unfortunately he found an error in it which even he could not eliminate. The following year the student died. Hilbert asked the …

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The Math Police

Q: In the course of a murder investigation, the police bring five suspects into custody. The detective releases suspects 1 and 4 after just a few easy questions. Why? A: The other three were the prime suspects!

My Obsession

As a child, I was obsessed with the difference between sine and cosine. As I got older, I realized it was just a phase.

Funny Student Moments #3

When I was in high-school my teacher used a projector to show us a couple of slides. She projected this on the whiteboard since we had no real projector-screen. When a student asked a question that demanded her to draw something she would block the projector with a book while she used the whiteboard. So …

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Funny Student Moments #2

When I was around 12 years old I had to give a presentation on why drugs are bad. I was already pretty nervous presenting in front of the whole class, but I start by describing marijuana and saying how it can make you “spaced out” and then say something like “heyyyyyy dudessssssssssss” giving my best …

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