Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0008819, Wed, 29 Oct 2003 11:24:54 -0800

needed: a mathematician (fwd) Euler
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Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 8:53 AM -0800
From: Carolyn Kunin <chaiselongue@earthlink.net>
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@listserv.ucsb.edu>
Subject: needed: a mathematician

To the list,

I am an ignoramus when it comes to maths. But I had noted some mathematical
references in Ada. At one point Van solves an "Euler problem" referring to
the mathematician Leonhard Euler, Catherine the Great's mathematician who
accompanied several Bernoullis from Basel to Petersburg.

Last night I saw part of a program devoted to string theory and the Euler
constant came up. A little googling lead to the discovery of something
called "Euler triplets in supersymmetry." This is all totally beyond my

Is there a mathematician in the house?


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D. Barton Johnson