Tuesday, October 25, 2005

More mathematicians

de Moivre was imprisoned for his religious convictions around the age of 20. When he got out of jail, he did what any young guy just out of jail would do - he started studying math! He created the Central Limit Theorem.

In other news, the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve is an MIT econ PhD. Somehow it comforts me that he suffered through the same classes I'm suffering through currently.