Mathematical make-believe? mat(c)h made in Heaven

Mohan, Devang S Ram (2013) Mathematical make-believe? mat(c)h made in Heaven. At Right Angles, 2 (2). pp. 26-31. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

The Nobel Prize presentation ceremony recently concluded in Oslo, Norway, and like most others, I only managed to read the first two paragraphs of any article on the achievements of these men and women. Being a student of mathematics, and due to the absence of a Nobel prize in that field (rumoured to be due to a disagreement between Alfred Nobel and mathematician Mittag Leffler), I find myself drowning in the technical jargon present in all such write ups. I was thus circumspect when I saw a notice announcing a talk – requiring no prior knowledge of the subject – on the Nobel Prize winning work of Alvin Roth (Economist) and Lloyd Shapley (Mathematician/ Economist).

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mohan, Devang S Ram
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics, Algorithm
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3037
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