College of LAS « Illinois

Fall/Winter 2006-2007

Stories

RamanujanRaiders of the Lost Notebook

LAS mathematician tracks proof for legendary numbers genius.

The "Lost Notebook" sounds like something that Indiana Jones would pursue through jungles and across sands. But for mathematicians worldwide, the quest for this rare gem has taken them on a much different path—through libraries and stacks and stacks of documents.

Richard BurkhardtA Class Menagerie

Life was a zoo for the proprietors and inhabitants of the Paris menagerie.

Dakota languageMother Tongue

Interactive CD is helping revitalize the indigenous Dakota language and, hence, its culture

honey beesNature and Nurture

How honey bees are resolving an age-old debate.

Richard PowersTechnology on the Mind

Writing the way with award-winning novelist Richard Powers.

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