The man who saved geometry

Posted on September 12, 2006  Comments (0)

The man who saved geometry by Siobhan Roberts:

Coxeter’s legacy is the powerful push he gave the visual geometric method, and the resulting change in perspective that transformed the way mathematicians and scientists create and investigate. “Coxeter’s perspective and ideas are in the air we breathe,” said Ravi Vakil, at Stanford. “It’s not that his ideas are used to solve problems, it’s that the fundamental problems grow out of his ideas. He’s the soil.”

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