Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fools seldom differ

Dear John Forbes Nash Junior,

I was thinking about isometric embedding, and on reading an interview of Mikhail Gromov decided to look up your papers on the subject.

"G-is-for-Genius Gnash", you stole my idea! and 28 years before I was born, too... "spiralling" perturbation indeed! (Goodness, this theorem is still more than twice as old as I am ...)

OK, you probably did it better than I would have. Whilst I go sulk and bask all at once, I shall also ponder Pontryagin classes, because I still don't quite get the point, exactly.

still looking for a supervisor


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