The Prhalloffamegon: Have a Maths Formula Named After You

15 07 2008

Book: Finding Moonshine – Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy has thought of a slightly ingenius way of promoting his (potentiall slightly dry) new book on Mathematical Symmetry – sell off naming mathematical formulas for money. After all, as Roger Highfield in the Telegraph points out (p29), stars, planets and animals have been named after celebrities.  These include George W. Bush, who has a slime beetle named after him.

Maths fans can buy them at his first giving page:

http://www.firstgiving.com/findingmoonshine

and chosen formulas go up on his blog:

http://findingmoonshine.blogspot.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/07/15/scidiscoveries115.xml

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