It’s a good week for articles profiling mathematicians. Siobhan Roberts has written a fascinating profile of John Horton Conway at the Guardian, based on her biography of him, Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway. And Gareth Cook has written The Singular Mind of Terry Tao for the New York Times. (Is that a math pun in the title?)
The Tao profile mentions the general (oral) exams at Princeton, and apparently Princeton math PhD students have an archive of student summaries of those exams; here is Tao’s. (At Penn we had something similar although apparently no longer maintained. Such is inevitable for student-maintained resources like this, I suppose.)
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My thoughts on GOD based on Hinduism-
GOD = Generator (Brahma) Operator (Vishnu) Destructor (Maheswara) = Proton Electron Neutron = GOD is in every atom. = GOD is Everywhere. = 786
Read more at: http://www.vasanth.co.in/2015/05/my-thoughts-on-god.html
Thanks in advance for reading this.