490

490: Connect.

489: Inspirations for Somerset Maugham book titles – remark of Sir Toby Belch to Malvolio in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?”; Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet which begins “Lift not the painted veil which those who live / Call Life”; Of Human Bondage – title taken from Spinoza’s Ethics; The Razor’s Edge, from a line in the Katha-Upanishad – “The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard.”

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  1. The Reimann Hypothesis (on the distribution of zeroes of the Reimann Zeta Function).
    The hypothesis is one of the Millenium Prize problems instituted by the Clay Mathematics Institute (mentioned in the comic strip). The picture is of the mathematician, Bernhard Reimann.

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