In many cases, mathematics is an escape from reality. The mathematician finds his own monastic niche and happiness in pursuits that are disconnected from external affairs. Some practice it as if using a drug.

Stanislaw Ulam

Polish-American mathematician

13 April 1909 — 13 May 1984

Adventures of a Mathematician

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Time of publication: November 18, 2012

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