In Search of a Mathematical Reality — Siméon Denis Poisson

Detail from “A Bunch of Rocks” (https://xkcd.com/505/)

Siméon Denis Poisson spent his career trying to capture the physical world in a mathematical formula. Poisson was a math prodigy whose talents were recognized as a student at the Ecole Polytechnique. Pierre-Simon Laplace recruited Poisson to join his private research lab south of Paris, the Society of Arcueil, which became a training ground for France’s leading young scientists at the…

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William Nuttle

William Nuttle

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Navigating a changing environment — hydrologist, engineer, advocate for renewable energy, currently writing about the personal side of technological progress