Silly Questions Amnesty

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 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.


3 comments on “Silly Questions Amnesty

  • Robert Anderson

    New Scientist had a quick story (about Pierre Deligne winning the Abel prize 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.

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