helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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poetry in mathematics

Before Christmas, I found a paper with a beautiful title in the same volume as a paper I was looking for. It was:

Can you hear the shape of a fractal drum?

I thought that was so evocative and poetic. Of course, I didn't understand the paper at all because it's not even vaguely my field, but it brightened up a horrible, rainy, grey winter's day.

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