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The Weil Conjectures: On Math and the Pursuit of the Unknown | Karen Olsson | Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Novelist Karen Olsson holds a degree in mathematics from Harvard—somehow. I’m not surprised, but she is. She now looks back on her study of math as a “dalliance,” an old romance, doomed from the start, but remembered with a degree of fondness. “A white girl from a private school, [I] might’ve seemed marked for the humanities but…had wandered over there …

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