July 2009


At that time I discovered the works of Euler and my perception of the nature of mathematics underwent a dramatic transformation. I was de-Bourbakized, stopped believing in sets, and was expelled from the Cantorian paradise. I still believe in abstraction, but now I know that one ends with abstraction, not starts with it. I learned that one has to adapt abstractions to reality and not the other way around. Mathematics stopped being a science of theories but re-appeared to me as a science of numbers and shapes.
— Alexander Stephanov, Short History of STL*

A time to dream to himself. He waves goodbye to his self.
I’ll see you on the other side.
Another man moved by slight of hand.
— Pearl Jam, Sleight Of Hand*

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