Sexy maths: Skills of a chess grandmaster

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Sexy maths: Skills of a chess grandmaster

Post by John Upham » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:31 pm

Todays (Wednesday, November 26th, 2008) edition of the Times of London contains a thoughtful and positive article for those interested entitled

Sexy maths: Skills of a chess grandmaster

It is refreshing to see certain keywords appearing in the same title. :D

See : http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol ... 232481.ece

Authored by Marcus du Sautoy (with whom I am not familiar), It references the Dresden Olympiad, the rice grain story and the Knights tour problem. :wink:

Enjoy!

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Re: Sexy maths: Skills of a chess grandmaster

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:59 pm

John Upham wrote:
Authored by Marcus du Sautoy (with whom I am not familiar), It references the Dresden Olympiad, the rice grain story and the Knights tour problem. :wink:

Enjoy!
Marcus du Sautoy recently presented a 4 part programme on BBC4 on the history of mathematics which I thought was quite interesting. He's a mathematics professor at Oxford University. In a chess-playing context I've never heard of him either.

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Re: Sexy maths: Skills of a chess grandmaster

Post by Neill Cooper » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:16 am

John Upham wrote:Authored by Marcus du Sautoy (with whom I am not familiar)
As a maths teacher I have a great deal of respeect for Marcus du Sautoy and all he has done to popularise maths amongst able students. Now he is also Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science he will do other interesting things - and it great to see one of the first things refers not only to chess but also the recent chess events.

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