The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Good Lord, Douglas Adams may have been on to something!

This unexpected connection [that quantum physics and prime numbers are inextricably linked] has given us a glimpse of the mathematics that might, ultimately, reveal the secret of these enigmatic numbers. At first the link seemed rather tenuous. But the important role played by the number 42 has recently persuaded even the deepest skeptics that the subatomic world might hold the key to one of the greatest unsolved problems in mathematics.

Via YARGB, PRIME NUMBERS GET HITCHED (emphasis added)

I'm sure it was purely coincidental that Douglas Adams picked 42 as the Ultimate Answer to Everything, but still … it's … mind boggingly weird for this to happen.

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