Now, in my favorite paperon the subject, which is entitled, "Why I Don't Have a Girlfriend" — (Laughter) — Peter Backus tries to ratehis chances of finding love. (Laughter) And comes up with an estimateof 26 women in the whole of the UK. Now, just to put that into perspective, that's about 400 times fewerthan the best estimates of how many intelligentextraterrestrial life forms there are.
Mathematics is a field that many people shy away from, but there are some who had a passion for numbers and making discoveries regarding equations, measurements, and other numerical solutions in history.
They looked for ways to understand the world as it relates to numbers and their contributions have been very important for their generation and beyond.
Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved.
"Either you do the work or you get the credit" Yakov Zel'dovich - Russian Astrophysicist Fortunately it is not always true.
I'd like to thinkthat's why mathematicians don't really bothergoing on nights out anymore.