[seqfan] Re: Self-duplication

David Newman davidsnewman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 22:19:49 CEST 2011

There is a story that Hadamard, in his old age, suggested a thesis topic  to
a doctoral student.  The problem turned out to be one which Hadamard had
himself solved in his youth.  But I can't recall where I read this story.

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Marc LeBrun <mlb at well.com> wrote:

> >="franktaw at netscape.net" <franktaw at netscape.net>
> > Has anyone else had this experience? You see an interesting sequence,
> > wonder "Is that in the OEIS?", look it up - and not only is it there,
> > but you are the author?
> Yes, more than once.
> To parody Erdos: "First you forget to zip up, next you forget to zip down,
> then you forget your sequences."
> So, here's to mnemonic prostheses, the OEIS foremost!
> I've heard (and oft repeated, true or not) a story that someone asked
> Albert
> Einstein for his phone number, and he obliged by looking it up in the phone
> book for them.
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