On August 1st, the Fields Medal, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, was awarded at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. This ceremony takes place every four years and we’re recognizing this prestigious award with a month of math stories on Before the Abstract. Stay tuned every week for a new true, personal story from mathematicians themselves!
This week, Daniele Struppa tells a story about a surprising collaboration that came out of his dinner with ‘one of the greatest names in the history of quantum physics.’
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This is the fourth episode in our Math series, from our show earlier this year at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in collaboration with The Story Collider. Stay tuned for the last story in the series, airing next Thursday!:
8/9: Ken Ono
8/16: Seth Cottrell
8/23: Moon Duchin
9/6: Daniele Struppa
9/13: Piper Harron