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Bill Dubuque
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The essence of mathematics lies precisely in its freedom. - Georg Cantor

Once you have experienced flight in mathematical skies, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

The facts of mathematics are verified and presented by the axiomatic method. One must guard, however, against confusing the presentation of mathematics with the content of mathematics. An axiomatic presentation of a mathematical fact differs from the fact that is being presented as medicine differs from food. It is true that this particular medicine is necessary to keep mathematicians at a safe distance from the self-delusions of the mind. Nonetheless, understanding mathematics means being able to forget the medicine and enjoy the food. - Gian-Carlo Rota, Indiscrete Thoughts.

The image in my avatar depicts Klein's j-function.

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