The Globe and Mail

Real mathematicians do experiments


The Globe and Mail

Saturday, September 21, 1996


In her letter to the editor, Professor Lester explains how mathematics is more than just abstract thought--that mathematics actually finds its roots in the physical world. She goes on to describing that the realm of mathematical activities includes conducting experiments with computers.

"Those interested in the philosophy behind this approach might do well to look at the article Experimental mathematics: A discussion."

As an example, Professor Lester lists CECM as a research centre that does exactly that.

Professor Lester was a sabbatical visitor at the CECM.

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