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A Mathematician’s Apology – Quotes

Time and again, I read books, especially autobiographies, to read about great men. Only once in a while, do I get mesmerized with an amazing personality. And when I find one, I find all the books and articles by them and try to absorb as much about them as possible. There was the Muhammad Ali […]

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A day before the 100 mile bike race. Levis GranFondo 2012

So, my race of this year is day after tomorrow. Since I was away for a month in August, I couldn’t train and was planning to just ditch it. Riding 100 miles and that too on a hilly terrain seemed super tough. And then PC jumped in. He somehow managed to sign-up for the race […]

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Stanford at your finger-tips.

For the last couple of months, Genya and me had developed a routine. We would wake up and grab coffee in the morning together at the Coupa Cafe (near the Green Library) before heading off into our different directions. On one of these days, as we were enjoying our morning brew, I noticed a guy […]

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Albert Einstein as a graduate student.

Wanted to have a glimpse into the life of Albert Einstein as a graduate student. Since I am in my second year of Phd, thought it would be interesting. Reporting back on what I’ve found. —— In January of 1905, he starts writing up his thesis. Incidentally, 6th January is also his second marriage anniversary. […]

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