‘The Rest of the World Disappears’: Claire Voisin on Mathematical Creativity

It took a long time for Claire Voisin to fall in love with mathematics. That’s not to say she ever disliked the subject. Growing up in France — the 10th of 12 children — she enjoyed spending hours solving math problems with her father, an engineer. By the time she turned 12, she had begun reading a high school algebra textbook on her own, fascinated by the definitions and proofs outlined in its...


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