Siobhan Roberts

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For Sylvia Serfaty, mathematics is all about truth and beauty and building scientific and human connections.</span></p>
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In Mathematics, ‘You Cannot Be Lied To’

For Sylvia Serfaty, mathematics is all about truth and beauty and building scientific and human connections.

<p>At 86, Britain’s preeminent mathematical matchmaker is still tackling the big questions and dreaming of a union between the quantum and the gravitational forces.</p>
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Michael Atiyah’s Imaginative State of Mind

At 86, Britain’s preeminent mathematical matchmaker is still tackling the big questions and dreaming of a union between the quantum and the gravitational forces.

<p>The mathematician John Horton Conway’s myriad accomplishments — including the Game of Life, sprouts and the surreal numbers — are the product of a mind at play.</p>
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A Life in Games

The mathematician John Horton Conway’s myriad accomplishments — including the Game of Life, sprouts and the surreal numbers — are the product of a mind at play.

About the author

Siobhan Roberts is a science writer based in Toronto. Her most recent book is Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway.