Throughout the centuries, we’ve made a pretty good system for separating normal from abnormal things. OK, it failed miserably from time to time, but sometimes we have quite strong proof of something not being normal (even if your mother had you tested, Sheldon). Stories we...

[caption id="attachment_9169" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Prof. Anatoly Vershik (Image Courtesy)[/caption] Prof. Anatoly Moiseevich Vershik is an eminent Russian Mathematician. He is a Professor of the Chair of Mathematical Analysis, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, St. Petersburg State University. Prof. Vershik is also the Head of the Laboratory...

The following two antifeuilletons are inspired by an interesting book by Underwood Dudley, “A budget of trisections”. The author studies the phenomenon of people solving the unsolvable – angle trisection problem. It is natural for scientists and engineers dreaming of the day when an unsolved, important...