The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 24–33 | Cite as

Mathematics and narrative at mykonos

  • Marjorie SenechalEmail author
Department Mathematical Communities


Fermat Mathematical Intelligencer Prose Mathematical Science Research Institute Potential Literature 
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Notes and References

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    The conference was supported in part by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at the University of California in Berkeley.Google Scholar
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    “Paramathematics” was coined by Thales Friend and conference co-organizer Apostolos Doxiadis.Google Scholar
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    This distinction was first introduced by the computational logician Alan Robinson.Google Scholar
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    Kantor ’ s account of the meeting, first published inLa quinzaine littéraire, is also posted on the web at www. Scholar
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    In 2003 and 2004, the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada, held workshops in creative writing in mathematics and science; a third is scheduled for June 2006. The first two workshops were organized by Chandler Davis and Marjorie Senechal; in 2006 they will be joined by poet, musician, and philosopher Jan Zwicky, and the director of the Banff Centre Program in Writing and Publishing.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA

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