Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The emperor of math

The New York Times have a very interesting article called
about Prof. Shing-Tung Yau. The text contains a lot of rather fascinating stories about Yau's childhood in a village that you can't even find on the map ;-), about his attempts to help China and the Chinese mathematical community, and many comments from his colleagues and from several physicists.

I think it's a balanced article with a high concentration of interesting facts, with hints about other interesting topics that a reader could try to follow, with the opinions of the people who are as relevant as possible, and with a low concentration of unsupported negative sentiments - that's how articles in the mainstream media should look like in my opinion.

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