Archive for August 20th, 2006

World’s top maths genius jobless and living with mother

A maths genius who won fame last week for apparently spurning a million-dollar prize is living with his mother in a humble flat in St Petersburg, co-existing on her £30-a-month pension, because he has been unemployed since December.”

This is just sad. I hope a western institute could take care of his financials for a while and employ him.

Regarding the Ancient Romans

I honestly don’t understand the ancient Romans (was watching some documentaries this evening). How is it possible to advance so much in technology, art and education and prosper even more and yet, to become a heartless, sell-endulging blood-seeking barbarian… It doesn’t make any sense to me.