Letter from the editors

Letter from the editors Lettera Matematica (2018) 6:1–2 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40329-018-0219-3 1 2 3 Renato Betti  · Angelo Guerraggio  · Settimo Termini Published online: 2 March 2018 © Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 2018 In this issue of Lettera Matematica International Edition, And then: how does non-fiction celebrate the individu- the reader will find more questions than answers, more als who made mathematical thinking great? One such indi- interpretations than certainties. This is the style of the jour- vidual was young Galois, the founder of modern algebra: nal, part of its nature made of suggestions and proposals, in “Cinema scientists: a film about Galois”, Renato Betti of reading the facts of the past and anticipating the future, reports about the documentary film by Giuseppe Mussardo, recounting figures who belong to history and theories still the latest in his series devoted to great figures of science. in development: the whole “structure” that aims at bringing Another such individual is the “mathematician-philosopher to life the adventure of science, especially from the point of of our time” Norbert Wiener, whom we commemorate as the view of mathematics. founder of a subject, cybernetics, a term that has gone out So: how do we interpret the interests shown by teenag- of fashion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Lettera Matematica Springer Journals
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Springer Milan
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Copyright © 2018 by Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Subject
Mathematics; Mathematics, general; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Applications of Mathematics; History of Mathematical Sciences; History of Science
ISSN
2281-6917
eISSN
2281-5937
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40329-018-0219-3
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Lettera Matematica (2018) 6:1–2 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40329-018-0219-3 1 2 3 Renato Betti  · Angelo Guerraggio  · Settimo Termini Published online: 2 March 2018 © Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 2018 In this issue of Lettera Matematica International Edition, And then: how does non-fiction celebrate the individu- the reader will find more questions than answers, more als who made mathematical thinking great? One such indi- interpretations than certainties. This is the style of the jour- vidual was young Galois, the founder of modern algebra: nal, part of its nature made of suggestions and proposals, in “Cinema scientists: a film about Galois”, Renato Betti of reading the facts of the past and anticipating the future, reports about the documentary film by Giuseppe Mussardo, recounting figures who belong to history and theories still the latest in his series devoted to great figures of science. in development: the whole “structure” that aims at bringing Another such individual is the “mathematician-philosopher to life the adventure of science, especially from the point of of our time” Norbert Wiener, whom we commemorate as the view of mathematics. founder of a subject, cybernetics, a term that has gone out So: how do we interpret the interests shown by teenag- of fashion

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