The only stupid question (apparently) is the one you don't ask. So, the question you leave in the comments is clearly not a stupid one. It might even provide me with ideas for a post later on :o)

## Colin

Colin is a Weymouth maths tutor, author of several Maths For Dummies books and A-level maths guides. He started Flying Colours Maths in 2008.
He lives with an espresso pot and nothing to prove.

## MathbloggingAll

Silly Questions Amnesty http://t.co/Z6ZjskK7DM

## Robert Anderson

New Scientist had a quick story (about Pierre Deligne winning the Abel prize http://bit.ly/Z2SV4f) which opens with the sentence: “Using pictures to solve equations just earned someone $1 million.”

I can’t find any other reference to his work involving ‘pictures’.

Do Deligne’s proofs like a game of Pictionary? Or is New Scientist being rather fast and loose with the facts.

## icecolbeveridge

Good question! It reads to me like they’ve latched on to it being about shapes and surmising that Deligne is a sketch-and-doodle man.