Editorial: Resonance September 2016

Nityananda, Rajaram (2016) Editorial: Resonance September 2016. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 21 (9). pp. 767-768. ISSN 0973-712X

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This issue brings you some of the insights of the renowned mathematician, John Nash and their impact in many areas. There is a biographical note, one piece on the role of his ideas in engineering design, one on their role in biology, and one more taking up the challenging task of explaining one of his most famous theorems. Nash captured the public imagination for his path-breaking work, but even more for the strange circumstances of his life and how it ended. As these fade into history, we can reflect on the wider role of mathematics in the 21st century. It is ironic that a discipline born of the most basic concerns of human civilization is regarded by many as esoteric and inaccesible!

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/162
Publisher URL: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/021/09...

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