The Life and Times and Trials and Tribulations of Srinivasa Ramanujan

Number Theory In the early 20th century, often times people of colour were not held in high regard in academic fields. Such a concept was true for Srinivasa Ramanujan, a young mathematician from Erode, India. Although he was a prodigy in Mathematics, Ramanujan’s varying interpretations of number theory were mostly wrong. This is not meant to dissuade the fact that he had a strong intellectual prowess. He also had little…

The Life and Times and Trials and Tribulations of Marie Curie

Physics jokes have a lot of potential Maria (Marie)¬†Sklodowska Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. The youngest child of a large family, Curie received a substandard local education along with scientific training from her father. Prior to going to Paris, Curie became involved in a student revolutionary organization, as Warsaw was then dominated by Russia. In 1891, she went to Paris to study at the Sorbonne…

The Two Fishermen

5. Why does the writer give a clear description of the Hangman? Why does he make Smitty a shy, meek, almost helpless person instead of a bold, strong, six foot hulk of a man? The Hangman is simply a mask for Smitty to hide behind. Michael is able to see that Smitty is not who he is known to be, and so he manipulates that to his advantage.

La biblioth√®que d’Alexandrie

(In memoriam of a place that could have propelled civilization forward) Many and many a year ago, libraries were seen as houses of great knowledge, through which one could become as intelligent as they possibly could, should they try. The Library of Alexandria, located in modern day Egypt, served as the most famous library of “Classical antiquity.” Great scholars and scientists would flock to this place in high numbers to…

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Yes, Virginia… The topic of Santa Claus has always been one of debate come Christmastime. Every year, many parents wrestle with the question of whether or not to say to their children, “Hey kids! You remember all those wonderful gifts you’ve received on Christmas morning every year since your life began? We told you that ‘Santa Claus brought them for you, but surprise– it was us the whole time! Santa…