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Friday, August 14, 2020

To the Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, There’s No Gap Between Art and Science | Book Review - The New York Times

A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 16, 2020
, Page 7 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Eugenia Cheng

“The boundaries between subjects are really artificial constructs by humans, like the boundaries between colors in a rainbow.”, said Eugenia Cheng, mathematician, educator, author, public speaker, columnist, concert pianist and artist. 

What’s the last great book you read?
“Notes From a Young Black Chef: A Memoir,” by Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein. I think it’s really important to read first person accounts of the way Black people are disadvantaged by the structures of American society, as well as by systems and by individuals. This memoir is bracing to those of us privileged to have been protected by our ethnicity or our relative affluence. In the end, however, it’s a deeply inspiring story from someone who was almost destroyed by the disadvantages piled onto them by society but who managed to rise up and then work to help others rise too.

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Source: The New York Times